Advertisement

In Pictures: Cape Medical Response rescued a little dog wedged under a rock

wedged

Simon the Terrier was chasing a Dassie in Simon’s Town when he chased it down a crevice and got wedged 3-metres below a giant boulder.

 

Simon’s Town, Western Cape – Dogs sometimes get up to some incredible mischief; this was the case for Simon, a little terrier from Fishhoek.

Simon found himself in a little bit of a tight spot while out on a walk. He had seen a Dassie and chased after it, following it into the crevice of a massive rock. A woman from Simon’s Town immediately called the Cape Medical Response team for assistance.

The Cape Medical Response team rushed to the site where Simon was trapped and started working at getting free. They needed some assistance and called in reinforcements. Simon was wedged about 3-metres underneath a giant boulder, making his rescue rather more challenging than anticipated.

“Upon arrival, the dog, Simon, was found about 3-metres deep under a very large boulder. He had been chasing a dassie when he wiggled himself into the crevice and was not able to free himself.

Darren Zimmerman of Cape Medical Response requested assistance from NSRI Station 10 Simon’s Town, Simon’s Town Fire & Rescue, TEARS Animal Rescue and Cape of Good Hope SPCA.”

Together the organisations were able to come up with a way to pull Simon up and out of the deep crevice he was in.

“Simon was able to be hooked by his collar to bring him closer to the responders using a ceiling hook from the fire department and a dog catching device from the SPCA. They managed to maneuver Simon out of his entrapment.

Simon was trapped for about an hour and only suffered a bit of a fright and dirty paws from the experience. After a rinse, he was his usual self again.”

Eventually, Simon was back on solid ground and reunited with his owner.


Sources: Facebook 
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *