Malibu Rescuers Save Man and Dog Trapped In Canyon

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Rescuer Carries Dog Out Of Canyon

Volunteers with the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department Malibu Search & Rescue (SAR) team and other local officials responded to a call on Saturday of a man and labradoodle trapped near Hume Road in Malibu, off of Las Flores Canyon Road.

“We received a call at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday that came in as a request from the fire department,” team Public Information Officer David Katz said. “The owners of the dog got the dog earlier in the day and the dog got out. A friend of the owners went out searching for the dog and they both got stuck in the dark on the cliffside.”

Roughly an hour after the initial call, the rescue team reached the man and dog stranded along the side of the canyon.

“Upon arrival, they determined no injuries to the male or animal. The dog was harnessed and the individual was hiked out,” Katz said.

A webbed harness was used to carry the labradoodle as the SAR volunteers assisted the stranded man and dog to a safe area.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations assisted SAR in the rescue.

No injuries were reported and the call was canceled at 8:33 p.m.