Daring mission to rescue dog on cliff ledge - Somersby
Published: 17 Oct 2022 09:58am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have trekked through bushland and abseiled down a cliff face to rescue a trapped dog on the state's Central Coast.
'Marley,' the Shar-Pei cross, and his owner were bushwalking along a fire trail near Somersby around 3.15pm yesterday when the dog ran after a goanna and plunged six-metres over the cliff, landing on a ledge.
The owner contacted Triple Zero (000) and a FRNSW rescue team from Gosford arrived at the scene.
The fire crew walked three-kilometres into the bush with rescue equipment and a firefighter abseiled down the cliff face, reaching the dog, which was precariously perched above a 40-metre drop.
The firefighter secured 'Marley' into a harness before they were both lowered safely to the ground.
The uninjured pet was soon reunited with his grateful owner, without further incident.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:13pm
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