It's not everyday you see an elephant rush to save a man's life.

That's what one baby elephant in Thailand thought she needed to do.

A young pachyderm rushed to a man's side after she mistook his call to her on the shore as a call for help.

The swimmer is the co-founder of 'The Save Elephant Foundation'.

The group rescued the elephant and her mom earlier this year, and has saved about a dozen others as well.