When a giant Mastiff named Floyd went hiking with his owners on Grandeur Peak trail near Salt Lake City, it almost ended up in a huge disaster. Fortunately, there was a group of volunteers who rescued them and brought them to safety.
Before dusk, the police received numerous calls about a giant dog and two hikers stuck on the trail. Since it started getting dark, the temperature was getting even colder, making it more difficult for both Floyd and his owners to bear. So, the rescuers needed to act fast before anything could go wrong.
By the time the Salt Lake County Search and Rescue volunteers arrived, the hikers and Floyd were almost freezing to death. They quickly gave them a hand and even carried the exhausted but grateful dog down the mountain. Luckily, no one was harmed or injured during the incident.
It turned out that the three only wanted to hike, but they took the wrong direction and ended up on a tricky slope. Since one of Floyd’s owners was just a kid, getting everyone back up to the trail was challenging. Floyd also got too exhausted and could no longer find any more strength to go on, so he stopped in his tracks without budging.
The heroic rescue was later uploaded on the search and rescue team’s Facebook page, and it racked thousands of views. In the video, Floyd can be seen on a stretcher as the volunteers took him down Grandeur Peak. Relieved as he was, the hike was still such a tiring experience for a big dog like him.
On the other hand, one of Floyd’s owners, Amy Sandoval, couldn’t be more thankful for the rescuers who saved their lives and helped them make it down the mountain trail. Thanks to them, the trio was back in their houses safe and sound.