After Floyd, a 190-pound mastiff, collapsed from fatigue during a climb in Utah, a group of rescuers rushed to his aid and carried him down the mountain. Shawn Kenney, a team leader for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue unit, said that the dog looked really exhausted. According to a viral Facebook post, the rescue team responded to a report Sunday that Floyd and his owner needed assistance on Grandeur Peak Trail.
The trail is in the mountains just outside of Salt Lake. Floyd, his owner, and other family members climbed up the hill. Tragically, they made a wrong turn on the way out. The party ended up on a challenging descent, which Kenney described as a disaster.
The dog laid down and refused to budge just when the family decided to turn around to head back. Kenney believes the dog’s antics were due to his fatigue and injuries. Floyd’s owner chose to stay with him because there was no network coverage on the mountain. Also, he had no convenient way to move the heavy dog.
They Had To Carry Him Down
The rest of the party headed down the trail. During the Rescue, Floyd was very patient and well-behaved. He was put in a litter and wheeled down the mountain until the wheel broke, so they had to carry him down the rest of the way.
The dog was simply calm, according to Kenney. He just laid down and relaxed throughout the trip. Kenney hasn’t heard from Floyd’s owner, but the man’s sister said that the dog is fine and recovering.
Kenney said that since the incident happened, he keeps hearing from other mastiff owners who say Floyd’s reaction to the exhaustion isn’t uncommon for the breed.