Can You Spot the Lost Dog Trapped on This Mountainous Cliffside in Idaho?

By Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
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July 27, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021

Can you spot the lost pup on the side of this seemingly barren cliffside in Idaho?

That was the task laid before the Wood River Fire and Rescue in early July when a stray dog named Honey Bear somehow found her way trapped on the side of Della Mountain.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Ron Bateman/Wood River Fire & Rescue)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Ron Bateman/Wood River Fire & Rescue)

Fire crews were dispatched after 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 after getting the call of the trapped dog. They showed up and fortunately were able to spot poor Honey Bear—just a speck on the mountainside.

(Have you found Honey Bear yet?)

The poor pup had been lost for five days after going missing from nearby Cedar Street in Hailey, Wood River Fire and Rescue stated.

Rescuers from Ketchum Fire Department made their way to the top of the mountain via Colorado Gulch, before descending 800 feet to place an anchor from which to mount a rescue.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Ron Bateman/Wood River Fire & Rescue)
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(Courtesy of Eli McNees/Wood River Fire & Rescue)
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Left: (Courtesy of Eli McNees/Wood River Fire & Rescue and Lara McLean/Ketchum Fire Department); Right: (Courtesy of Eli McNees/Wood River Fire & Rescue)

Guided by a lookout crew with a scope, from WRFR Station 2, firefighter Eli McNees was lowered down the cliffside to an anxious, but happy, Honey Bear.

McNees secured the pub, and together they were hoisted back up again.

Successful, the team gathered their gear and descended into Croix Canyon; and the pup was reunited with her owner around 11 p.m., the fire rescue reported.

A dog once lost somewhere on the side of a barren mountain, now found, and happily back home.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Ron Bateman/Wood River Fire & Rescue)

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Epoch Inspired Staff
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