PHOTOS: Rescuers Save Dog Who Fell 150 Feet Over Cliff

Sierra Madre and Montrose 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. Aided by members of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, which serves Arcadia and other San Gabriel Valley cities, rescuers 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.

Ruben L. Corral December 05, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Thank you Montrose Search & Rescue, Seirra Madre Search & Rescue Teams for the compassion towards man's beloved friend, and for the countless search and rescue call outs throughout the year. What an amazing group of professionals...God Speed.


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