Alabama rescuers save dog after drop into 300-foot ravine

Published 9:54 pm Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Crews using ropes and a stretcher at night to traverse a 300-foot (91-meter) ravine in north Alabama rescued a dog that had fallen to the bottom.

Killen Fire Rescue, in a message shared on its Facebook page, said members were contacted by police in St. Florian about 7 p.m. Monday to assist officers after they found the animal at the bottom of the ravine.

Firefighters set up a rope system to lower crews down the ravine to reach the dog. Firefighters and police then rescued the dog by bringing it up and on to a stretcher.

Photos showed a brown and black dog that appeared OK on a stretcher and in the back seat of a car. It wasn’t clear how the dog fell into the ravine or whether someone owned it.