Rescuers save dog from deep crack in Hawaii volcano park

On Sunday emergency crews rescued a dog from a 20ft-deep crack at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Image by Graeme Churchard / CC BY 2.0

The owner of the dog was taking her two dogs out for an off-leash hike near the Volcano golf course when one dog became lost in dense vegetation. The lost dog, a 4.5-year-old chocolate lab named Romeo, didn’t return. The owner searched for Romeo late into the night, but couldn’t find the dog. When she returned the next morning, she heard a faint whimpering coming from a deep crack. A rescuer was lowered 20ft into the crack, and then harnessed the dog for extraction. Romeo was reported to be in good condition. With the exception of service animals, dogs are prohibited from certain areas of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for safety reasons, and they must remain leashed at all times. Read more:

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