Botanist descends 81 feet to rescue dog

  • Courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Adam Williams begins to descend 81 feet on Thursday to reach a dog that fell down the hole on Saturday.

  • Courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Tarvan Orsatelli with his hunting dog, Orange, after it was pulled up from a deep hole Thursday morning in the Koloa section of the state Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve.

As a certified arborist with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Adam Williams is accustomed to climbing trees and down cliffs in search of rare plants.

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