We learned Wednesday afternoon that Sapphire, the beagle mix lost in Edmonds Dec. 1, was found after a dramatic rescue, according to Nancy Sewell, an Edmonds resident who provided information about the search.
Teenagers had spotted the dog down an embankment off 212th Street Southwest that was very difficult to reach, Sewell said. “There were five people helping to rescue while one woman climbed down to block the entrance to this ‘cave’ the dog was in,” she explained.
Then a man who works as a tracker, helping lost dogs, brought his catch pole and was able to get Sapphire.
“It’s a wonderful end to this search,” Sewell said.
Sapphire was part of a rescue transport from Yakima to Seattle. The volunteers stopped in Edmonds Dec. 1 to walk the dogs, when Sapphire escaped from the volunteer, causing the volunteer to fall and break her hip.
The volunteer ended up at Swedish Edmonds Hospital, having surgery Dec. 3.