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ISLAND PARK — A fun vacation turned tragic Friday night when a Washington family hit a bison with their truck and lost their beloved dog who is known around the world.
Gary Walters, his fiancee, Amanda Giese and her two children were traveling from Yellowstone National Park to their Airbnb in Island Park around 11 p.m. when they struck the bison on U.S. Highway 20 at mile marker 403 near Idaho Highway 87.
Two-legged boxer Duncan Lou Who was missing after the crash but was found Saturday afternoon in a rock quarry in Fremont County.
EastIdahoNews.com reports Gary Walters and Amanda Giese said a passerby noticed the dog running around in a rural area near a quarry. He didn’t think anything of it until he heard about the missing dog. He immediately called Giese and about 30 volunteer and professional searchers descended on the area that was 3 miles from the crash site.
“After about two hours (someone) noticed Duncan, and (Giese’s daughter) Jay called out to him and he came over,” Walters said.
Duncan had a few scrapes and cuts and he was dehydrated. He was also limping from an injury, but otherwise the couple said he was going to be just fine.
The family wishes to thank everyone who helped in the search in person and on social media.
“This was one of the most amazing acts of humanity I’ve seen,” Walters said. “The outpouring of support was amazing!”