SAN DIEGO - Thanks to the quick actions of emergency crews in Southern California, a deaf dog is safe after a terrifying fall down a 100-foot hill.
Hobo, an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd, was rescued after the San Diego Humane Society said he slipped into a ravine near his family's property in Sorrento Valley, falling down a steep hill.
"One of our Humane Officers responded to the scene first, climbing down loose rock to reach the dog," the humane society said.
But officers realized the hike back up was too dangerous, so they needed to call for backup.
"Members of the ERT Technical Response Unit rushed to the scene, setting up safety lines to rappel down the steep terrain," they said.
It took five people to free Hobo from the brush before they could secure him.
After a grueling four hours, crews said they were able to make it safely back up the hill, and Hobo was reunited with his family.