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Kelowna firefighters rescue dog from hillside perch

A member of the Kelowna Fire Department
A member of the Kelowna Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team carries Tyson, a miniature Doberman Pinscher to safety up the side of the Dilworth bluff high above the Kelowna Golf and Country Club Thursday.
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For Kelowna firefighters, it was all in a days work.

The department's technical rescue team was called out to the steep bluffs of Dilworth Mountain, high above the Kelowna Golf and Country Club course Thursday to rescue a small dog stranded on a ledge 50 feet over the edge.

The owner of Tyson, the three-year-old miniature Doberman Pinscher, declined to give his name or say what exactly happened other than that the dog got off his leash in the park above the bluff.

Acting KFD officer and Technical Rescue Team leader Joe Kolar said his firefighters were called in as they would be in any similar rescue situation because of the steep terrain.

The rescue, attended by a total of nine firefighters, resulted in a tense few moments for the dog's owner, but in the end, he was reunited with his little furry little friend. Both quickly exited the park, which is located off Chilcotin Drive on Dilworth Mountain.

The dog was not injured as a result of his hillside adventure.

 

 

 

 

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