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Rescuers save dog from rushing Boulder Creek west of Nederland

By: Amelia Arvesen, Daily Camera
June 9, 2017 Updated: June 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
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Boulder Emergency Squad rescuer Cliff Rosell is seen carrying Sage the dog to safety after the Labrador retriever was rescued from the fast-moving Boulder Creek west of Nederland on Thursday. Photo courtesy Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

If a dog could say "thank you," a 7-year-old Labrador retriever named Sage might thank rescue crews for saving her on Thursday from Boulder Creek's rushing rapids.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, dispatchers received a call at around 1:30 p.m about a "dog in the water" in the South Fork of Boulder Creek, which is located to the west of the Hessie trailhead, Fourth of July Road and Nederland.

The owner said Sage was running off leash along the trail, when she went out of view from their vantage point on the trail. A minute or two later, Sage was seen in the creek being swept downstream.

Sage managed to land on a rock in the middle of the creek, but was stranded until rescuers from the Nederland Fire Protection District, Boulder Emergency Squad's swift water team, Boulder County Sheriff's Office and American Medical Response arrived, according to a sheriff's press release.

After setting up a technical rescue, Boulder Emergency Squad rescuer Cliff Rosell forded the creek while on a safety line to reach Sage. He then carried Sage to the south side of the creek.

Read the full story at the Daily Camera.

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