Lynnwood police dog OK after falling 25 feet down a ravine

Lynnwood police dog Buddy seems to be in good shape after falling down a hidden ravine in Lund’s Gulch during a training exercise today.

Buddy, his handler Officer Cole Langdon, and another officer were doing routine training in the 6400 block of 164th Street  SW late this morning when Buddy fell about 25 feet down a 70-foot ravine. The officers were unaware of the washed out ravine.

5-year-old Buddy landed on a sandy ledge, which broke his fall. Officer Langdon immediately called for Lynnwood Fire crews and fellow officers. While firefighters prepared a rope rescue from above, two officers walked about a quarter-mile down and around some steep terrain and were able grab his leash and coax him down from the other side.

We’ve covered Officer Langdon and Buddy previously on Lynnwood Today. Last month Langdon received Q13’s Officer of the Month award.

Lynnwood PD has three K9 officers: Sandor, Buddy and Vader.

The backside of the sandy ledge where Buddy landed
Fire Lt. Dennis Kelly (left) and paramedic/rescue technician Phil Pons (right) prepare for the rope rescue

Images courtesy of Lynnwood Police.

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