Blind Dog Survives 15-Story Fall With Big Splash

Sam, a 13-year-old Boston terrier, landed in a hot tub after falling from his owner's balcony. (PHOTO: ABC News)

A blind dog survived a fall from the balcony of his owner’s California condo — falling 15 stories and landing in a hot tub at the same time.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the 13-year-old Boston terrier, named Sam, was dog-paddling in the hot tub this past Monday when workers went to investigate the cause of a giant splash they’d heard.

Sam suffered five broken ribs and several fractures to his pelvis in the plunge. He’s currently recovering at an animal hospital.

Sam’s owner, Bill McCourt, told the newspaper, “Whenever I tell someone what happened, they keep saying, ‘The 15th floor? Are you sure it was the 15th floor?’ because no one can believe it. They’re completely amazed.”

Sam’s survival is nothing short of a Christmas miracle.

“I just want to get him home. He’s a huge part of my family.”

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