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Rescuers Save Dog Who Fell 150 Feet Over Cliff

Montrose and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue members worked in the rain, high in the mountains to save the dog.

The terrain was steep. The rain was pouring. The fog was limiting. But that didn't stop the Montrose Search and Rescue Team from saving a four-legged adventurer from a steep fall.

A dog out for a walk with its owner fell 150 feet over a cliff in the Dark Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest, Saturday afternoon. Members of the 24-man team repelled down to where the dog fell below a hiking trail and found the pooch stuck in debris. The dog was hoisted out of the steep canyon. The dog received minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

The dog's owner hiked out of the canyon and drove to a ranger station to summon help. The owner hiked back with rescue team members to where the dog fell. Rescuers, aided by members of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, repelled down to the dog and kept it calm while rigging it to be hoisted out, authorities said.

Both the owner and his dog are resting comfortably, authorities said.

ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 02, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Glad to hear the dog was not riding a bicycle. That the owner was out for a walk in heavy rain and fog malkes me wonder.
Ninja Girl December 03, 2012 at 03:55 PM
happy to hear both are safe!

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