Montecito Firefighters Rescue Lost Dog on Hike
Source: Montecito Fire Department
This past weekend, your Montecito Firefighters rescued a dog that had become lost on the Hot Springs Trail.
A couple hiked to the hot springs Saturday evening with their dog. Around midnight, the dog ran off. The couple searched for the dog on their own until finally calling for help around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Your Montecito Firefighters hiked up to the couple’s location and were able to find the dog on a steep hillside. We devised a technical rope rescue system to lower the dog and firefighters down safely. The dog was reunited with its owners just before sunrise Sunday.
We love a happy ending & any opportunity to help our community!