A searching canine from Tennessee spent three days trapped in a pit collapse Sevier County with a bear and was rescued on Wednesday, October 11.
The Waldens Creek Volunteer Fireplace Division (WCVFD) shared an in depth report of the incident on the identical day they rescued the canine, named Charlie.
In accordance with WCVFD’s Fb put up, Charlie acquired trapped “roughly 40 ft deep down an especially slender cave shaft.”
Additionally they shared that Charlie was sporting a monitoring collar that helped them find the pooch. “He began barking when he heard us calling for him,” they wrote in a remark.
Charlie acquired trapped within the cave for 3 days, “and for a few of that point, shared it (unwillingly) with an roughly 2 12 months previous, 200 pound bear,” WCVFD wrote.
A joint rescue staff for Charlie was fashioned on the morning of October 10 with the intention to rescue the pooch.
The staff that saved the pooch, referred to as the joint Sevier County Technical Rope Rescue Group, consisted of various Rope Rescue Technicians from 4 native teams: the Waldens Creek Volunteer Fireplace Division, Sevier County Fireplace & Rescue, Sevier County Volunteer Rescue Squad, and the Catons Chapel/Richardsons Cove Volunteer Fireplace Division.
The staff thought this may be an easy rescue, not till two firefighters from WCVFD found that Charlie had an uncommon “roommate” contained in the cave.
“Issues took a flip when Firefighter Downing rounded a nook and located a bear sleeping 5 ft under the trapped searching canine farther within the cave system,” WCVFD wrote.
The staff was pressured to exit the cave and delay the rescue mission after seeing the bear. Nonetheless, path cameras had been set as much as monitor the cave exit and see when the bear leaves.
The following day, on October 11, the staff discovered that the bear left and hasn’t returned, giving everybody time to rescue Charlie.
The firefighters had been mentioned to have “entered the cave on a rope system and descended down and positioned the trapped Charlie. They normal a harness for the canine and effected the rescue.”
After getting rescued, Charlie was reportedly dehydrated and hungry, however was in any other case, in good situation.
Moreover, Charlie was instantly reunited along with his completely happy proprietor after getting rescued from the cave.