16 Rescuers Carry 'Massive' St. Bernard Down Mountain

It took nearly 5 hours
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2020 4:37 AM CDT
Updated Jul 27, 2020 6:07 AM CDT
16 Rescuers Carry 'Massive' St. Bernard Down Mountain
Sixteen volunteers from Wasdale mountain rescue team take turns to carry a 121lb St Bernard dog, Daisy, from England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, Sunday July 26, 2020. T   (Wasdale Mountain Rescue via AP)

St. Bernards were bred to help rescue people in the Alps—but in England on Sunday, it was humans who had to rescue a St. Bernard from the country's highest mountain. The 121-pound dog, named Daisy, stopped moving and refused to go any further after showing signs of leg pain on Scafell Pike, the BBC reports. Sixteen volunteer members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team came to the rescue, with a spokesperson saying the "massive" dog was the first St. Bernard rescued by the team, though it has assisted other dogs in the past. It took almost five hours to carry Daisy to safety, including over obstacles like a waterfall, on a stretcher. She was also given pain medication and treats, the AP reports, and is now recovering. (More England stories.)

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