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DENVER, Colo. — A man who suffered a terrible injury while on a back country skiing adventure near Berthoud Pass credits his dog with saving his life.

KDVR-TV reported that Leonard Somers went skiing with his husky Juneau on Nov. 2.

Somers ended up falling into a ravine hitting his back on a frozen tree trunk. The trunk punctured his neck and caused spinal injuries.

Unable to move his legs, Juneau left his side only long enough to get the attention of other skiers.

Somers said Juneau helped dig him out of the snow and laid on him to keep him warm until emergency responders came.

“He was very loyal. He never left his side,” said Jenny Beltman, who first noticed the incident.

Somers isn’t sure he will ever walk again, but said his attitude will move him in ways his legs never could.

“It could have been much worse,” he said.

Read more: KDVR-TV