This is the moment a firefighter rescued a stranded dog and carried her to safety down a rugged mountain range.
Tony Stowe and his crew from Salt Lake Fire Station 10 were hiking when they rescued Rue, who was stuck on a ledge off the Bonneville Shoreline Trail on Sunday.
Rue, a purebred Vizsla, had badly hurt her paw after running away from home after being spooked by some 4th of July fireworks celebrations near her home at the weekend and was discovered in the trail by Stowe and his hiking buddies still frightened and very thirsty.
After seeing she was nursing an injury and too tried to walk herself Tony did what you would expect a firefighter to do – threw the pup over his shoulder and carried her the 3.5 kilometres out of the wilderness.
Some of Tony’s fellow hikers posted some photos of the rescue online, including some snaps of Rue and her rescuers stopping to enjoy the view.
Rue was delivered to an animal shelter where a microchip revealed her address and she was happily reunited with her family the following day.
Tony told local new stations he misses Rue already and would have adopted her if she had been without a home.
Flick through the gallery to see the photos of the rescue.
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