Dog saved after falling 20 feet down crevice in western Colorado

Photo: Mesa County Sheriff's Office
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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Nine lives aren't just for cats: A black lab is expected to be just fine after a scary fall and dramatic rescue in Mesa County.

The county sheriff's office says a hiker called 911 around 2 p.m. Friday to report their dog Tucker had fallen 20 feet down a deep crevice in Rabbit Valley. The pup was alive but trapped, and the crevice was too narrow for the owner to go in after the dog.

"Lower Valley Fire Protection District, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and Mesa County Search and Rescue Technical Ropes Team responded and quickly got to work on the complex rescue," the sheriff's office wrote in a Facebook post.

Using their know-how and specialty gear, the team was able to pull Tucker back to safety.

A happy ending to this "tail"!