Massive dog rescued from top of mountain after becoming too tired to walk back down
A very large dog had to be rescued from a mountain near Salt Lake City over the weekend after becoming exhausted on a hike with his owner.
According to the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, which is comprised of volunteers, they had to carry Floyd, a 190-pound mastiff, down to safety as he was unable to move following an arduous hike up the Grandeur Peak Trail. The entire rescue mission ended up taking around four hours.
The Salt Lake County Sheriff's search and rescue team posted a video to Facebook showing the exhausted pooch on a stretcher as they carried to him down to safety:
"Floyd had been hiking with his human when he just could not go any further and decided to lie down," Sgt. Melody Gray, of the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, told ABC News. "The are lacked cell phone reception so his owner was unable to call for help."
The team found the three-year-old dog and his owner about two miles up the mountain and proceeded to strap him to their stretcher and carry him down the trail. They managed to make it off the mountain safely at about 10:30 pm.
The team went into detail about the rescue on Facebook:
"Several hikers had called Unified Police to report that the dog and his owner were on the trail and not able to move. Salt Lake County Search and Rescue members went into action and headed up the trail to make sure Floyd could get off the mountain with his human before it got too cold. Floyd was packaged in a litter and carried down the mountain. Floyd was a good boy and was happy to be assisted. Floyd his human and all the team members got off the mountain around 10:30 pm. Hopefully, Floyd will be up and hiking again soon!"