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Deputy Risks Life to Rescue Dog Who Fell 80ft Off Cliff

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

Associated Press

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.


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