Dog trapped in ravine for 5 days rescued by sheriff's deputy

Dog trapped in ravine for 5 days rescued by sheriff's deputy

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. -- What a fighter.

A 5-year-old lab mix named Sampson was trapped beneath some rocks in Clackamas County for five days before a sheriff's deputy rescued him.

Sampson went missing on New Year’s Day and his family had no idea of his whereabouts. They tacked up fliers and posted something on Facebook about the lab’s disappearance, but it wasn’t until Monday that Sampson was found.

A sheriff's deputy assigned to patrol Damascus heard a call on his radio about someone who found a trapped dog near Carver. The man reported hearing a dog whimpering in the woods near the Stone Cliff Inn Restaurant in Carver, according to a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The deputy found the dog 6 feet below in a small ravine. The area was really rocky and Sampson appeared to be trapped under rocks, deputies said.

The deputy put on a helmet and knee pads and climbed down to rescue the lab.

Sampson “is now happy and home with his owner,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.