Here’s an amazing story of a dog who survived being lost in the snowy wilderness for two weeks before he was rescued by a local search-and-rescue team. Ohly, a two-and-a-half year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, ran away while on a walk a friend of his family near Vancouver’s Mount Seymour. Despite the friend’s best efforts to catch Ohly, the dog ran into the woods and disappeared from sight. (Can you imagine how awful the friend felt having to tell the family that their dog was gone?
Ohly’s owner, Steve Goad, says that the family wasn’t sure they’d ever see the dog again, but they were heartened when folks started reporting that they’d seen the dog in the woods. The Goad family searched in vain, even hiring a bloodhound to help. The, on the 10th day, Goad finally spotted Ohly:
“He was so panicked, even my voice didn’t do anything,” Goad said. “We followed him and he ran away from us until he got to a point called ‘Suicide Gully’ which he went over, and we couldn’t get into.”
That’s when a local search-and-rescue team, North Shore rescue, got involved, and the story of Ohly’s plight spread via social media. Suddenly, there were hundreds of people looking for the dog. You can read about how the search was conducted by clicking the link to the full story below.
Ultimately, Ohly was rescued after two weeks surviving in the wilderness. He’s doing well, although he lost 25 pounds during the ordeal and was severly dehydrated. It’s astonishing how many people helped in the effort to find him, a testament to the strength of the dog-lover community.
Watch a first-person video account of the search below, or click here to jump to the part where Ohly is discovered. It’s amazing the lengths that the team went to save a family dog.
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