Dog Travels Nearly Four Miles to Help Owner Stranded in Ravine After Car Crash

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Dog Travels Four Miles to Help Owner After CrashBaker County Sheriff

A man was rescued from a crash scene in Baker County, Oregon in early June with the assistance of the Baker County Search and Rescue Ropes Team and one of his own dogs.

Brandon Garrett was driving with his four dogs to meet family at a remote campsite on June 2 when he crashed off an embankment of a U.S. Forest Service road. He was able to crawl about 100 yards away from the crash site and remained there overnight. One of his dogs, Blue, left the crash site and traveled almost four miles to the campsite, alerting family members that something was wrong. The family found Garrett’s vehicle and alerted Baker County police around 9:28 am on June 3.

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Baker County Sheriff

According to the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle involved was a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. A press release issued on Facebook confirmed that the crash was a result of a “[failure] to negotiate a curve.”


“During the crash, the vehicle dropped approximately 60 feet and rolled at least once upon impact,” Baker County Sheriff’s Office wrote in an email to Road & Track. “It sustained damage consistent with being in a rollover crash.”

Garrett was rescued from the ravine by the Baker County Search and Rescue Ropes Team and airlifted to a regional hospital. The Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Garrett is out of the hospital and recovering. And don’t worry—the other three dogs were found alive at the crash scene.

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