Volunteer rescuers spent four hours on Sunday recovering a huge dog who had decided he’d had enough of hiking.
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Floyd, the 190-pound mastiff, was out walking with his owner up the Grandeur Peak in Utah. Two miles in, when it was time to turn around and head back Floyd decided ‘nope’, and sat down, exhausted and unwilling to walk any further.
Other hikers on the trail passed the dog and his owner, and concerned about the dropping temperatures, contacted police. The rescue team was contacted at 6:30 pm.
“The team is completely volunteer,” Sgt. Melody Gray of the Unified Police Department, which works with the sheriff’s search and rescue team, told CNN. “They had no hesitation whatsoever, even when they heard it was a dog.”
Once they reach them, the rescue team strapped Floyd to a stretcher and began the descent to the trailhead. A video posted to Facebook shows them carrying the huge dog across a narrow beam over a creek. The whole rescue took about four hours, Gray added.
Amy Sandoval commented on the Facebook post, saying Floyd was her brother’s dog and that they took a wrong turn making it difficult to get back on the trail. Once they did, Floyd was exhausted.
“My brother never left his side,” she wrote. “He was going to sleep with him overnight.”