This Gentle Giant Got Too Tired On A Hike And Had To Be Rescued

This Gentle Giant Got Too Tired On A Hike And Had To Be Rescued

There's a video of Floyd being rescued and if THAT doesn't bring a smile to your face, I doubt anything else will.

Hiking is not for all of us. But, we still do it to look cool in front of our peers. Only we know the struggles we're dealing with internally. More like every joint in our body yelling at us to cut this crap. However, Floyd, a 190-pound dog, decided that a hike just wasn't for him. Well, that's completely understandable, except he decided this...mid-hike. During a hike in Salt Lake County, Floyd got worn out and injured his paws, and a volunteer Search and Rescue team had to be dispatched to get him down the mountain to safety. Poor baby is such a good boy!


According to the Search and Rescue team’s Facebook page: SLCOSAR got a call for a 190-pound, 3-year-old Male injured Mastiff about two miles up the Grandeur Peak Trail. Several hikers had called Unified Police to report that the dog and his owner were on the trail and not able to move. Salt Lake County Search and Rescue members went into action and headed up the trail to make sure Floyd could get off the mountain with his human before it got too cold.


Floyd was packaged in a litter and carried down the mountain. Floyd was a good boy and was happy to be assisted. Floyd his human and all the team members got off the mountain around 10:30 PM. Hopefully, Floyd will be up and hiking again soon! Then, they posted a video of the good boy being carried down Grandeur Peak. Three-year-old Floyd was hiking with his family on the Grandeur Peak trail on what should have been a three-hour hike. 


However, after accidentally getting off-trail, the group had to climb a steep slope, which took the last of Floyd’s energy. Not to mention the rocky climb uphill had him injure his paw. Floyd’s human gave him lots of water and was prepared to spend the night with him on the trail, but concerned hikers who passed them throughout the day were worried about the poor baby, and in addition to them giving Floyd water, some of them also called 911 when they got back into cell reception.


“This was an interesting rescue because of the size of Floyd,” Todd Taylor, the team squad leader, told Buzzfeed News. Since Floyd was almost the size of a full-grown adult, they decided to treat him exactly like that. 10 volunteers arrived with helmets, ropes, radios, and a stretcher, which they had to carry most of the way because one of its wheels broke an hour into the rescue operation. “We were prepared to have to strap him down, but he was very well-behaved,” Taylor said, adding that Floyd seemed grateful that he was getting some help. Truly the best boy.



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