Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Elderly dog falls over cliff, may be in lake south of Kamloops

May 13, 2016 - 1:15 PM

KAMLOOPS - Rescuers are heading to a lake south of Kamloops to help rescue an elderly dog that fell over a cliff today.

A five person crew is headed to the south end of Napier Lake to try to rescue the dog, search manager Alan Hobler says. The dog, an elderly and possibly blind Akita, went over a cliff and may be in the water, Hobler says, adding a raft or a rope rescue may be needed.

Kamloops Search and Rescue got a call just after noon from RCMP. The search and rescue team don’t normally participate in rescue missions for animals, but they are this time because there is concern the owner may attempt a rescue and end up in a risky situation.

Hobler says his team will be on scene within the hour.

“Hopefully we have a happy ending,” he says.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments

View Site in: Desktop | Mobile