The Labrador retriever mix was believed to have died from a possible stroke on Apr. 2, after getting stuck in some mud, while on a walk in the Hawk Creek area with his guardian. The daughter of the dog's owner later called park rangers to see if they could help retrieve the dog's body.
Multiple treks to the vicinity were made by park rangers, but there was no sign of the supposedly "dead" dog.
On April 7, hikers in the area discovered the still-alive dog, who was still stuck in the mud. The dog had previously been missed because he was in an area that was not easily visible from nearby trails.
With the help of two rangers and a maintenance worker, the dog was rescued and transported out of the area. According to the park service, the dog was reunited with his owner, who was going to take him to a veterinarian for treatment.
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