CROOKED RIVER RANCH, OR -- A goat got stuck on a rock ledge in Crooked River Ranch Tuesday, and several people went out on the ledge to help it.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded and when they arrived, learned a man had gotten himself stuck on the same rock ledge as the goat and was unable to get down. The Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue Rope Rescue Team was activated to rescue both man and goat - the man was able to climb out on his own without aid, and the the Rescue Team collected the goat. There were no injuries.
After discovering that several people had put themselves at risk trying to save the goat, the decision was made to send a trained technical rescuer down the cliff to retrieve it. This would prevent more members of the public from putting themselves in a dangerous situation.
When you see a domestic animal in a distressed situation the best thing to do is call the non-emergency dispatch number in your area.