On March 6, 2014, a Sacramento man and his pet were out walking near the river bluff located on River Front Lane and Central Avenue in Fair Oaks when the two became stranded and needed rescue.
According to The Sacramento Bee, the pet owner decided to climb the river edge with his pet, but once the two were reaching the top the ground was very wet and slippery.
Fearing an injury, the man decided to stop on his tracks and yell for help. Fortunately, a passerby heard the help cries and called authorities.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District was dispatched to the scene and hero rescuers approached the stranded man and his four-legged friend from the top of the bluff and by boat.
After studying the safest possible options for this rescue, firefighters decide the dog should be rescued first. The canine, a female, was secured to a harness and hoisted to the top. Her owner was then approached by Firefighter Brad Dessert, and both were lowered to the boat.
Both pet and owner were not injured in their adventure.