Dog Rescued from Trout Creek


News release from Penticton RCMP:

On June 30th, 2020, several calls were received relating a German Shepherd dog that had been trapped in the Trout Creek canyon. High and fast waters would not allow the dog to return to safety. The dog was located below the KVR Trestle in Summerland and had made his way onto a rock ledge.  

Summerland RCMP identified the dog having been in the creek for an extended period of time.  A request was made for Penticton Search and Rescue (SAR) to assist in a high angle rescue.  A team of SAR attended the scene, assisted by Summerland Fire and BC Ambulance. 

A SAR member made their way down by rope to the anxious dog who was harnessed and returned up the cliff to safety and his very happy family.  The dog appeared to be in good spirits, with no injuries.

The RCMP would like to thank Penticton SAR crew as well as Summerland Fire and BC Ambulance for their dedication and reuniting this family member.