Animals get themselves into all sorts of weird situations, some of which are unquestionably more harmful than others. A hunting dog was on English Mountain in Tennessee when he fell 35 feet into a cave. It’s a wonder how he survived, but he couldn’t get out of the cavern.
Fortunately, the dog did not have to wait long. The Waldens Creek Volunteer Fire Department (WCVFD) responded quickly and assisted in saving the fearful dog’s life. The rescue effort, on the other hand, was exactly as tough as you might expect.
Storm, a hunting dog, was in a risky situation on his visit to English Mountain. It’s unknown why he was there or who he was with, but he had a near-.d.e.a.th experience.
Storm plummeted 35 feet down a mountain hole and remained stranded there. Fortunately, someone called the WCVFD, who swiftly dispatched a rescue squad to the mountain. The firemen collaborated with the Sevier County Rescue Squad to rescue the dog.
The WCVFD said on Facebook that a high-angle cable rescue crew climbed into a cave to assist a dog that had fallen down a 35-foot shaft and was stranded within the cave. “WCVFD Assistant Chief Schmidt, Captain Lanier, and Sevier County Rescue Squad Rope Technician Boroughs went to the spot on English Mountain before sunrise to plan and carry out the rescue.”
A high-angle rope system was utilized by the rescue crew to drop one of the firemen into the cave toward the dog. They were able to acquire Storm’s trust and attach a collar to him in order to bring him back to safety. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries to the puppy.
“They used a high-angle rope method to reach the shaft, drop down, and find the dog.” The crew was able to find Storm, rope him up, and lift him up. The rescue climbers then ascended out of the cave and were hauled up via the shaft after the animal was secure, “WCVFD reported on Facebook.”
The WCVFD said that they were relieved the dog survived and that no one was injured. The top of English Mountain is 3,629 feet and is located in the western foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. As a result, some dogs may find it challenging to hike in this region. Of course, it’s always a good idea to prepare ahead and be careful when trekking with your pet.