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Dog rescued from precarious perch on waterfall ledge near Logan Lake

Logan Lake RCMP Const. Kyle Vanditmars helped to rescue Chevy the dog from her precarious perch on a cliff edge near Mimi Falls, April 28, 2021.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP/Margot Wikjord

An RCMP officer and a local fire chief joined forces last week to rescue a dog from a very precarious perch near Logan Lake.

RCMP say the "rare and risky" rescue took place at Mimi Falls east of Logan Lake.

A bystander, who had to hike into an area with cell phone coverage, called for help at around 11:10 a.m., April 18, after an elderly couple's dog wound up on a cliff ledge overlooking Mimi Falls, according to an RCMP media release.

"The pup’s owners and bystanders were unable to safely reach Chevy, the nearly 80 lbs., seven-year-old, American bulldog terrier cross," RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said in the release.

"Chevy, who was a rescue herself, had become stuck in a precarious position overlooking the 30-metre deep rocky canyon"

Logan Lake Const. Kyle Vanditmars hiked to the Mimi Falls lookout to talk to the dog’s owners. He found Chevy had scrambled down a steep dirt embankment and was about three metres below the top of the cliff.

Const. Vanditmars was joined by Logan Lake Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Doug Wilson.

"The two first responders quickly worked together, and using climbing and rappelling gear, the pair safely retrieved Chevy from the ledge and returned her to her family, Cpl. O'Donaghey said.

Chevy stuck on the ledge over Mimi Falls.
Chevy stuck on the ledge over Mimi Falls.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Margot Wikjor

Mimi Falls near Logan Lake.
Mimi Falls near Logan Lake.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Margot Wikjord

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