Dog reunited with its owner after getting lost during hike

Dec 26, 2022, 5:40 PM
(Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue)...
(Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue)
(Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue)

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — A dog named Nala is back with her owner after she became lost during a hike and spent the night on a mountain in Weber County.

According to a Facebook post from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Nala became separated from her owner while hiking near Waterfall Canyon on Christmas Eve.

“After a long search, he was not able to recover her before nightfall, and Nala had to spend the night on the mountain,” the post stated.

The next morning, the owner began searching for her.

At approximately 1 p.m., family members reported to authorities that the owner was missing as he was not answering calls or texts.

Eventually, however, the man was able to get within cell service and answer his family. He also found his dog.

The sheriff’s office said Nala was found above the waterfall, but the owner was unable to reach her due to the steep and icy terrain.

“Because the only way to reach the area of the dog was via technical climbing given the terrain and weather, our team responded,” the Facebook post stated.

When the climb team finally reached Nala, she was a little nervous, according to the sheriff’s office.

“However, with a lot of patience, and a little help with the buzzing sound of the drone, Nala approached her rescuers and got some well deserved care.”

She hiked down with rescuers and was reunited with her owner on Christmas Day.

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