Sage, the Great Pyrenees, had been missing for hours when her owner found her last night, December 19th, over a cliff in the back of the family’s home. Sage’s human, Leilani Greig, has some climbing experience and jumped into action … going over the cliff using a small utility line to rescue her beloved dog. She reached Sage and kept her from falling the rest of the way down to rocky shore of Hood Canal, but unfortunately Leilani and Sage could not go up or down and were precariously stuck almost 200 feet above the shore.
Meanwhile … back at the fire stations of Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, a call comes out for a person who had fallen over a cliff in the 10000 Block of Warren Ave. NW, Silverdale. Crews jumped into action and arrived to find Leilani and Sage suspended halfway down.
Firefighters quickly rigged lowering and raising rope rescue systems to access the stranded pair and bring them back up to safety. Not all went smoothly however as halfway up the cliff Sage the Great Pyrenees had second thoughts and started to struggle. CKFR Firefighter Marcus Oliver further secured Sage in her harness and the rescue was completed successfully.
Leilani and one very tired Sage are resting comfortably and are eternally grateful for the men and women of the fire service. No word yet on what exactly Sage had been up to when she found herself in trouble… and we may never know.
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue completed the rescue using 16 firefighters, including assistance from Navy Federal Fire.