April 30 2017
On Sunday May 8th at about 12:30 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a dog in distress and stuck on a cliff on the Clackamas River about one mile downriver from Barton Park.
A passing rafter on the river located the dog and called 911 stating the dog was about 30 feet down a 100 ft tall cliff. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol launched their boat at Carver Park and drove up river where they located the dog. The dog somehow managed to get stuck on the steep cliff and was unable to climb back up or climb down. Sheriff's Office deputies had to climb the very steep and slippery embankment to rescue the dog. The Sheriff's Office was able bring the dog safely down to the rivers edge where they were able to load it onto the boat and bring it safely to the boat launch.
The Sheriff's Office attempted to locate the owner of the dog by checking with numerous residents along SE. Hwy 224 between the town of Carver and Barton Park. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the publics help to find the rightful owner and get their dog back to them.
The dog is described as an older male large build, possibly Rottweiler and Blue Heeler mix with no collar. The dog was transported to Clackamas County Dog Shelter.