Dogs find themselves into all sorts of bizarre situations, some of which are far more dangerous than others. A hunting dog was on English Mountain in Tennessee when he slipped into a cave 35 feet below him. It’s a miracle he made it out alive, but he had no method of getting out.
The dog didn’t have to wait long, thankfully. The Waldens Creek Volunteer Fire Department (WCVFD) arrived quickly and assisted in the rescue of the terrified dog. The rescue mission, on the other hand, was just as difficult as you might expect.
Storm, a hunting dog, met an untimely end on his visit to English Mountain. It’s unknown why he was there or with whom, but he had a near-death experience early in the morning.
Storm plunged 35 feet down a mountain shaft, and he became imprisoned there. Fortunately, someone alerted the WCVFD, which dispatched a rescue squad to the mountain right away. The dog was rescued by the firefighters and the Sevier County Rescue Squad.
The WCVFD posted on Facebook, “A WCVFD high-angle rope rescue crew descended into a cave to rescue a hunting dog who had fallen down a 35-foot shaft and was stranded in the cave.” “Assistant Chief Schmidt and Captain Lanier of the WCVFD Rope Technicians, as well as Rope Technician Boroughs of the Sevier County Rescue Squad, responded to the spot on English Mountain at sunrise to organize and perform the rescue.”
One of the firemen was lowered into the cave by a high-angle rope system toward the dog. Storm’s trust was gained, and a harness was placed on him to pull him back to safety. Fortunately, the puppy was unharmed.
“They used a high-angle rope system to go into the shaft, repel down, and find Storm, the hunting dog.” Storm was located and placed in a harness before being lifted to safety by the team. The rescue climbers then climbed out of the cave and were hauled up through the shaft once the animal was secure,” WCVFD reported on Facebook.
The WCVFD also expressed their delight that the dog made it out safely and that no one was injured. The peak of English Mountain, at 3,629 feet, is located in the western foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. As a result, some dogs may find it challenging to hike in this area. Of course, it’s always a good idea to prepare ahead and be cautious when trekking with your pet.