Firefighter adopts dog he helped rescue at Clifton Gorge

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Dog saved from Clifton Gorge

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 11:35 a.m. July 25

A firefighter’s family has adopted the dog rescued from Clifton Gorge earlier this month.

Chester is now part of the Wendt family living in Springfield and including Firefighter-EMT Alex Wendt of the Miami Twp. Fire-Rescue in Yellow Springs, Greene County.

Wendt was part of the team that rescued Chester from the gorge on July 12.

Chester will join Alex, wife Cait and the family’s dog, Sarge.

“We’re just very happy that someone is able to give that dog a permanent home. It’s nice to keep him in the family,” Chief Colin Altman said this morning.

Alex Wendt had been trying to adopt Chester “kind of from Day One,” Altman said.

“The two dogs got along,” Altman said.

UPDATE @ 11:45 a.m. (July 12)

The dog trapped in Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve has been rescued and appears to be fine.

The dog was taken to the Humane Society of Greene County.


A rescue is underway this morning for a dog that is trapped in Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs.

The extent of the dog’s injuries is unknown at this time.

The maintenance staff for the gorge called it in to Greene County Dispatch at 8:48 a.m. this morning.

Miami Twp. Fire Department is out at the scene, as well as animal control and a vet.

We have a crew heading to the scene, and we will update this story as more information becomes available.

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