Once he realized how scared the dog was, Parkin called up to his team to lower down some extra equipment to help him reach the dog. Once it was lowered, Parkin slowly got up from his position on the ledge and began to walk away from the dog — when suddenly, the dog began to follow him.
“When I moved away from him he began to move toward me,” Parkin said. “I think he knew at that point I was there to help him so I moved back again and again he came closer. It was at this point I was able to step around him and put myself between him and the water. I reached out nice and easy to pet him and to let him know I wasn't there to hurt him and talked to him for a minute or two.”
After that, the dog put his trust in Parkin completely. He did not struggle at all when Parkin placed a net around him, and was completely calm as he and his rescuer began to make the ascent back up to safety.