Coastguard officers bring drowning kitten back to life with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Italian coastguard on a training mission abandoned all duties when children alerted them about a drowning kitten in the port of Marsala in Western Sicily.

Once the kitten was spotted, one of the officers dived into the water in order to bring the kitten on board their vessel where another officer immediately performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.  They also administered heart compression in order get her to breath again.

After a little while, water started coming out of the kitten’s nose and shortly there after, she began to meow. They immediately called the vet to ensure further treatment.

Later, a spokesman for the Italian coastguard said that he kitten had received adequate medical attention and she was doing well.

The kitten was eventually adopted by the port authorities, she was named Charlie.

An Italian coastguard officer performing chest compression to stimulate breathing.


The kitten is given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.


The kitten comes back to live and it’s eventually taken to the vet to ensure she there are not further medical issues.


The officers who brought back the kitten to life.


This video footage show how the whole incident unfolded.