Dog rescued from Cumberland River after falling on embankment


CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – Rescue teams pulled a dog from the bank of the Cumberland River after it fell on a 30-foot embankment.

According to Montgomery County Animal Care and Control, the dog has been stuck for at least two days.

A boater passing through the area noticed the dog on Tuesday and called the landowner to inform them of the stranded animal. Rescuers said the dog was tied to a 10-foot cable entangled in rocks preventing the dog from leaving the area.

Officials said they were unable to reach the dog on foot and the area was not accessible from the shore. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Clarksville Fire Department were called in to assist with the rescue.

The crews of a rescue boat were able to reach the dog. Rescuers worked to calm the dog down and then put her on a control pole to remove her from the cable.

After the rescue, the dog was transported to the animal shelter where she was treated for dehydration and minor bumps and scrapes. According to an article posted on the Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Facebook, the dog was scanned but did not have a microchip.

The animal control center is still trying to locate the owner of the animal.

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