Greenwood City Fire and Rescue, Greenwood County Fire Rescue, and Ware Shoals Fire Rescue teamed up to rescue a puppy that had fallen to a rock ledge in Vulcan’s Greenwood quarry. Photo courtesy of Greenwood City Fire Rescue.
Earlier this month, the Greenwood City Fire Rescue executed a high angle rescue to save a young dog that had fallen into Vulcan Materials Co.’s Greenwood, S.C., quarry. The puppy was wearing a GPS collar and was located in the quarry after being missing for nearly a day. It had fallen approximately 60 feet and was trapped on a rock ledge.
The fire department reports that its Rescue 1 and Battalion 2 units responded to the rescue call, and worked with the Department of Natural Resources and Greenwood County Fire Rescue to retrieve the puppy.
Using specialized ropes and equipment rescue worker, Lt. Chris James, was lowered to the rock ledge where the dog had fallen. Once the dog was secured, Lt. James and the logs were lowered another 150 feet to a larger rock ledge.
A third fire department, Ware Shoals Fire Rescue, joined the effort with its new ladder truck. The ladder truck was set up at the quarry floor and the 107-foot ladder was then used to bring Lt. James and the dog down from the highwall.
The rescue crews nicknamed the pup “Rocky” in honor of his adventure.