Dog Rescued From La Jolla Rocks

The dog, missing for more than a day, was heard whimpering near the shore

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    Lifeguards spent six hours to free Fuji, trapped in rocks near Sea Lane in La Jolla. This video shows what happened after they finally were able to pull the Jack Russell Terrier out from the boulders. (Published Thursday, Dec 2, 2010)

    It all began on Tuesday during a walk along the shores of La Jolla near Sea Lane.  Ruth Guymer's Jack Russell Terrier named "Fuji" had run off and couldn't be found. 

    "She just disappeared down a squirrel hole I thought, and didn't come back," Guymer said.

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    Lifeguards spent six hours to free Fuji, trapped in rocks near Sea Lane in La Jolla. This video shows what happened after they finally were able to pull the Jack Russell Terrier out from the boulders. (Published Thursday, Dec 2, 2010)

    "I thought somebody had maybe just grabbed her and taken her home," she said.

    On Wednesday, as Guymer put up missing dog flyers in her neighborhood, she noticed a woman listening near some rocks.

    Dog Rescued From La Jolla Rocks

    [DGO] Dog Rescued From La Jolla Rocks
    The dog, missing for more than a day, was heard whimpering from rocks near the shore. (Published Thursday, Dec 2, 2010)

    "She could hear a dog whimpering, and I knew it was Fuji," Guymer said. 

    Lifeguards arrived and spent the next six hours trying to free the dog, which was stuck in a small space among the rocks.  They used oil to try and slide her out but that didn't work.  They also brought in a fiber optic camera to see exactly what position she was in. 

    Finally, at about 9 p.m. lifeguards along with a veterinarian were able to pull her out.

    "I'm so grateful to all of these wonderful men, just really really happy," Guymer told NBCSanDiego.  Fuji was taken to a local vet office for observation.

    Despite being a little dehydrated and hungry, she appeared to be just fine.