Swiss Dachshund Plunges 800 Feet Off Mountain; Rescued By Helicopter
Oh, the troubles we get ourselves into. Meet black and tan wirehair 'Luce,' and his(?) human Giovanna Staub, who hail from Morbio Inferiore, Ticino, Switzerland. A walk through the mountains turned into a nightmare a few weeks ago when Luce took off running after some game and slipped off an icy slope of Monte Generoso, falling some 250 meters, or about 820 feet! His human was able to contact authorities to secure a helicopter that came to Luce's rescue. "His large dark eyes looked at me gratefully," noted his mountain rescuer. Surprisingly he was not hurt too bad, suffering a cut to the head, but otherwise fine. The helicopter rescue will cost several thousand francs, but "Luce is worth it" said Ms. Staub. Source.