Whidbey Island Firefighters Rescue Dog Who Fell Down Embankment

Photo: South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Whidbey Island, WA – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, firefighters from the South Whidbey  Fire/EMS and Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue, responded to a home in the 2300 block of Soundview Drive in Langley for a rope rescue.

Photo: Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue

The 9-1-1 caller reported that an older pit bull mix named Sam, had fallen approximately 20 feet over an embankment and had been  stuck  on the edge of a bluff for over an hour.

Photo: South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Rescue Crews used a lowering and mechanical advantage raising rope system to rescue Sam and reunite him with his owner.

Photo: South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Sam was injured in the incident and firefighters said he was “very happy to be back home.”

Photo: South Whidbey Fire/EMS

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Chris Nelson
I'm a long time Skagit County Resident. I believe in doing the right thing and helping others when you can.

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