Injured Dog on Lost Coast Hike Rescued by Southern Humboldt Tech Rescue and Locals
“Aurora [Studebaker] and I got home about an hour before the call came in,” explained Kai Ostrow. The two geared back up and with a third member of their team headed out to rescue the hiker and the dog.
The pads on the feet of a 90-pound Malamute had been worn out by the hike, explained Southern Humboldt County Technical Rescue Public Information Officer Thomas Norris.
The hiker had attempted to carry out his large canine but soon realized that it couldn’t be accomplished and called for help.
After hiking for hours, the Tech Rescue team reached the injured dog and its owners right about dark, Ostrow said.
“With the help of locals in the area, we transported the malamute and its owners to safety,” said Kai Ostrow.