Missing Sled Dogs Found After Two Days
Ten sled dogs that kept going after their musher fell off near Willow, Alaska were found last week–unfortunately, one of the dogs died.
The surviving dogs sustained two days of hunger, fights and tangles while they were trapped together. The dogs were found about 10 miles from where they took off, anchored in place after the snow hook from the sled lodged in the snow.
The dogs got loose when the rider fell off the sled just before 4 p.m. on Monday–he was training for a possible run in the Iditarod.
The rider was going down a hill in the woods when she hit a tree on her right and was thrown to the left. The sled stayed upright and the dogs kept running.
After a ground search with 25 people didn’t yield any results, a helicopter was called in Wednesday morning. The dogs were spotted soon after.
Source: Associated Press