Utah SAR Group Rescues Giant, Tired Dog From Mountain


Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue gave new which means to the phrase “litter of pups” final weekend when they rescued Floyd, a huge mastiff, from Utah’s Grandeur Peak Trail. 

The volunteer SAR group set out at six:30 p.m. on Sunday soon after many hikers named 911 to report that the injured and exhausted dog and his human have been stuck about two miles up the trail, according to the organization’s Facebook web page. 

A handful of rescuers assisted in carrying Floyd in a litter back to the trailhead. The rescue lasted about 4 hours. “Floyd was a excellent boy and content to be assisted,” the group wrote on Facebook.  

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According to CNN, Floyd and his hiker human got off route, causing the pup to turn out to be exhausted ahead of they could make it back to the trailhead. 

So how does a canine rescue differ from a human 1? Effectively, in this case, not pretty a lot. Floyd’s size permitted rescuers to use the similar approaches they would to evacuate an incapacitated adult. 

At BACKPACKER, we’ve generally sung the praises of Search and Rescue teams across the nation, but this story tends to make us appreciate them just a tiny far more. 

Heading to the mountains with your pooch? Never let them turn out to be the subsequent Floyd. Study our suggestions on hiking with your dog right here. 


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