Fire crews & deputies rescue 120lb Great Dane from tree

Published: Apr. 10, 2016 at 6:57 PM CDT
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Fire crews along with the Cass County Sheriff's deputies made a big rescue Saturday night.

A 120 pound Great Dane named Kora, was stuck in a tree 20 feet off the ground.

Kora's owner, Wes McGuirk, was out to dinner Saturday night and when he came home to his house in Louisville, Kora was no where to be found.

He searched inside his home and on his property to no avail, until he heard a few faint whimpers. That's when he shined a flashlight up in a large tree to see Kora stuck.

After 30 minutes of trying to get her down, Wes called the Cass County Sheriff's Office for help. Luckily, he said a few deputies were in the area and arrived about five minutes later. Elmwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue, along with the Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department arrived about 20 minutes later.

The two departments responded to the call, even though it's technically in Louisville, because they were covering for the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department while it had a banquet.

Wes says after 30 minutes of strategizing, they came up with a plan to get Kora down from the tree--which involved a rope, harness and a tarp.

Kora made it down safely and a day later is just fine.

As for Wes, his only guess of how she ended up stuck in the tree--she chased a raccoon or a squirrel.