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Large Dog Rescued From Mountain Top After Exhausting Hike

mason.zimmer 16 Oct 2019

As much of a blessing as dogs can be in our lives, it's also true that the curiosity and boundless enthusiasm that we love them for can also get them into a lot of trouble.

After all, they often give us even more reason to be concerned when they start chewing faster after we ask what they have in their mouths.

But fortunately for them, they're so endlessly lovable that any amount of effort to help when they get into a jam can seem worth it. And a lot of that effort recently went into rescuing one very lovable dog.

At the Grandeur Peak trail near Salt Lake City, Utah, Floyd the mastiff and his owner were on a nature hike.

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As CNN reported, however, the pair took a wrong turn and ended up taking longer than anticipated to get back on the mountain trail.

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Unfortunately, this detour left Floyd too exhausted to come back down the mountain, so he just sat down.

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Although the owner was willing to stay by Floyd's side through all of this, temperatures on the trail became dangerously low.

Sensing that the duo were in distress, other hikers contacted the Unified Police Department and said the dog was not able to move.

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The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office volunteer search and rescue team soon responded to the situation.

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As Sgt. Melody Gray of the Unified Police told CNN, "They had no hesitation whatsoever, even when they heard it was a dog."

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Although the rescue effort took four hours, the search and rescue team were able to bring Floyd down from the mountain safely.

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They ended up strapping Floyd to a stretcher, which they called a litter, and carrying him down the trail, which included a narrow beam overlooking a creek.

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Floyd and his owner would end up making it off the mountain by about 10:30 pm.

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As the team wrote on Facebook, "Floyd was a good boy and was happy to be assisted."

h/t: CNN

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