Koala rescued from the flames by an Australian woman dies

The moment the Australian woman rescued the koala

The moment the Australian woman rescued the koala

Toni Doherty was driving through the woods in New South Wales when she saw a koala engulfed by the bushfire. She ran into the flames, took off her shirt, and wrapped the koala in it to protect him.

Images of this makeshift rescue operation went viral. But this story does not have a happy ending. Lewis, as the koala was known, had to be euthanized as his severe burns weren't improving after a week at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

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