Dog Saves Owner After Car Crash in Oregon Mountains

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.11 - 2024 1:25 PM CET

Photo: Baker County Sheriff's Office on Facebook
Photo: Baker County Sheriff's Office on Facebook
A man's life was saved by his loyal dog after a car crash in the mountains of Oregon.

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In the mountains of Oregon, Brandon Garrett lost control of his pickup on US Forest Service Road 39 and tumbled into a ravine.

Injured but alive, one of Garrett’s four dogs ran to get help.

According to the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, the dog traversed four miles of wilderness and trails to reach a campsite where some of Garrett’s family were staying.

They were already worried since Garrett hadn’t returned to camp that night, and the arrival of the dog confirmed their fears.

Meanwhile, Garrett managed to crawl approximately one hundred yards from the vehicle, spending the night on dry ground.

The next morning, on June 3rd, his family located his vehicle and called emergency services.

The Baker County Search and Rescue Ropes Team set up their rescue equipment and began the challenging task of reaching Garrett. With assistance from the Forest Service’s chainsaws to clear the path, they secured him in a rescue basket.

Using a highline rope system, they pulled Garrett across the ravine and transferred him to medical personnel, who then airlifted him to a regional hospital via Life Flight helicopter.

His three other dogs were all unharmed.

Rescue service members, experienced in mountain rescues, stated that without Garrett’s dog, he likely would not have been found.

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