Deputy Risks Life to Rescue Dog Who Fell 80ft Off Cliff
This photo released by Pueblo County, Colo. Sheriff's Department shows an emergency personnel rescuing a springer spaniel stuck on a cliff ledge in Lake Pueblo State Park on Nov. 12, 2010 in Pueblo, Colo. The dog named "Doc" went over an 80-foot cliff Thu
November 14, 2010
PUEBLO, Colo. — A springer spaniel stuck overnight on a cliff ledge in Lake Pueblo State Park is OK after a sheriff’s deputy rappelled down a canyon to retrieve him.
The dog named “Doc” went over an 80-foot cliff Thursday morning while training to become a hunting dog.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the spaniel became trapped after sliding down a shale canyon side. The pup landed on a ledge about 80 feet down a 200-foot ravine.
Master Deputy Dylan Jacketta says it was too dark Thursday to attempt a rescue, so rescuers passed blankets down to the ledge. On Friday morning, Jacketta rappelled down the canyon and rescued Doc.