MIAMI, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson played a hero outside the silver screen Monday when he saved his two new puppies from drowning.
After welcoming two French Bulldogs, Hobbs (pictured left) and Brutus (pictured right) into his home, the action-movie star took the pups outside to potty train. It was then however that they ran for the pool.
"[I] bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to 'handle their business and potty like big boys,'" The Rock explained on Instagram while holding Brutus and Hobbs. "I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool."
"Hobbs immediately starts doggy paddling while Brutus (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool."
Johnson reacted quickly and without hesitation dived into the pool for the rescue.
"I take off into a full sprint, fully clothed, dive in the pool, swim to the bottom, rescue my brick, I mean Brutus and bring him back to the edge of the pool," the San Andreas star recalled. "He was a little delirious...took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say, 'Thank God you didn't have to give me mouth to mouth!' and then ran off to play with his brother."
The incident was a learning lesson for Johnson who ended the post with some helpful tips for new dog owners about the importance of water safety.
"A few lessons I've learned today.. A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle. B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick[ly.] C) While sprinting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cell phone to safety," he explained. "Don't keep it in your pocket... like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCellPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay."