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BOY’S HARE-RAISING RESCUE OF PET INSPIRED BY SHOW

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James Thorogood's pet bunny came within a hare's-breadth of drowning in the backyard pool. But thanks to a lifesaving episode of "Bay-watch," James knew what to do.

James, 13, said he found his rabbit, Boogedy, lying at the bottom of the pool last Friday in Perth, Australia. He dived in, pulled out Boogedy and imitated cardiopulmonary re-sus-citation he had seen on "Baywatch," the hit syndicated show featuring Los Angeles County lifeguards.James gave the bunny mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and massaged its chest until it coughed up water and started breathing, the Western Australian newspaper reported.

Boogedy has since made a full recovery.