Why would he risk his life like that?! Did you know that monkeys are afraid of water?! This monkey almost drowned until one of his more developed cousins, a human, decided to intervene. Remember, chips are much stronger than humans and extremely protective of their territory. This guy is basically risking his life to rescue the animal. He jumped in and saved the monkey from drowning. His name is Rick Swope, a regular truck driver with a wife and three kids. The drowning monkey he saved is called Jo-Jo. This happened almost 30 years ago and it is still worth telling about today.