PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
FIREFIGHTERS Chris Johns, left, and Crosby Markgraf use straps to lift Kona through large boulders.
CROSBY MARKGRAF brings Kona up the bank after he and Fire Capt. Chris Johns rigged straps around the dog to lift him out of the canyon.
MOSQUITO FIREFIGHTER Crosby Markgraf gets a hug from dog owner Judy Raymond after he retrieved her dog, Kona, an Austrian Bernese mountain dog, from the river canyon below the Mosquito Bridge. Democrat photos by Krysten Kellum

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