Police officer and local fire chief rescue dog from ledge overlooking Mimi Falls

B.C., B.C. Southeast District, Logan Lake, This Is What We Do

2021-05-07 10:45 PDT

File # 2021-255

Picture of Chevy wearing a festive handkerchief at Christmas time and picture of RCMP Cst. Vandimars with Chevy;

Photo credit: Margot Wikjord

View larger image - Chevy wearing a festive handkerchief at Christmas time and RCMP Cst. Kyle Vanditmars with Chevy following her rescue;

A local front line Logan Lake RCMP officer partnered with the Fire Chief, of the Logan Lake Volunteer Fire Department, to carry out a rare and risky canine rescue from above Mimi Falls.

On April 28, 2021 at 11:10 a.m., a bystander hiked into cellular range in order to contact the Logan Lake RCMP for help, after the furry four-legged friend of an elderly couple had become isolated on a ledge part way down a cliff, which overlooks Mimi Falls.

Picture of Chevy stuck on the ledge over Mimi Falls;                                        Picture of Mimi Falls;

Photo credit: Margot Wikjord                                                                               Photo credit: Margot Wikjord

View larger image - Chevy stuck on the ledge over Mimi Falls;                          View larger image - Mimi Falls near Logan Lake;

The pup’s owners, and bystanders were unable to safely reach Chevy, the nearly 80-pound, 7-year-old, American Bulldog Terrier cross. Chevy, who was a rescue herself, had become stuck in a precarious position overlooking the 30-meter deep rocky canyon, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the BC RCMP in the Southeast District.

Logan Lake RCMP officer Cst. Kyle Vanditmars hiked to the Mimi Falls lookout to speak with Chevy’s owners and assess the situation. He found that Chevy had managed to scramble down a steep dirt embankment and was situated about 3-meters below the top of the cliff.

Cst. Vanditmars was joined on site by Fire Chief Doug Wilson. The two first responders quickly worked together, and using climbing and rappelling gear, the pair safely retrieved Chevy from the ledge and returned her to her family, adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.

Picture of RCMP Cst. Vandimars with Chevy;

Photo credit: Margot Wikjord

View larger image - RCMP Cst. Vanditmars with Chevy following her rescue;

Picture of Chevy wearing a festive handkerchief at Christmas time;

Photo credit: Margot Wikjord

View larger image - Chevy wearing a festive handkerchief at Christmas time;

 

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Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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