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Alaska sled dogs team up, pull tourists' stuck SUV from snow

Nine Alaska sled dogs mushing near a scenic river helped tourists with an SUV that was stuck in the snow, managing to pull it free last weekend.

Musher Neil Eklund and his son were returning from a dogsled tour on the Chena River near Fairbanks on Sunday when they came upon the stranded people with their vehicle, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2m0cJ9S).

Eklund said he had never pulled a car out the snow with his dogs before, but they had plenty of power to free the SUV and send the tourists on their way.

"We all tugged and pushed," he said. "The dogs had a lot of fun with it. When you have them all synced in unison,...

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