An exhausted and wounded Labrador Retriever stuck on Norvan Falls was airlifted to safety by a helicopter.
Fraser, a yellow Labrador Retriever, and his owner were hiking on the popular trail on Thursday when the Labrador cut his paws. The dog was totally exhausted and unable to walk back on his own.
Passing hikers who noticed the poor Lab alerted North Shore Rescue and the Lynn Headwaters staff when they returned to the trailhead.
Rescue members reached out to a dog-loving helicopter operator to save the tired pooch.
“NSR contacted Talon Helicopter’s owner Peter Murray and informed him of the situation. Peter has a soft spot for dogs and graciously offered one of his helicopters free of charge,” North Shore Rescue members said in a post on their website.
Helicopter pilot Jim Stibbard flew searchers to a helipad in the area so they could hike in to rescue Fraser and his owner.
The Labrador was put on a stretcher and carried three kilometers to the waiting chopper.
“The crew was able to evacuate just before dark and all humans and canines were out safely,” North Shore Rescue said.
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