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Park Rangers Go After Dog That Fell Into A Volcano

| Published on October 13, 2015

On October 3, a dog who fell on a 20-foot crack in Hawaii Volcanos Park was rescued by 6 park rangers.

It was a Saturday evening when Marta Caproni was walking her dogs off-leash near the volcano golf course and the park boundary. Her dogs suddenly ran towards a heavily vegetated area. One of them came back, but the other one did not. When Romeo the chocolate Lab didn’t return, Marta searched for him the whole night but couldn’t find him.

She and her boyfriend went back to the area the next day, they heard a faint cry coming from a crack. And there they saw, Romeo stuck 20-feet below the earth. Marta didn’t know what to do, so she called the park rangers who immediately responded to the call. Rangers don’t usually execute rescues, but luckily they came to Marta’s aid.

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The park has rules that dogs should be kept on a leash at all times when walking in the park. This is for their own safety and protection since some dogs have fallen into cracks and steam vents and have not survived.

Marta has learned her lesson, and she says she will keep her dogs on leash at all times from now on.

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