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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Stations nearby

KARIONG Fire Station

1 Central Coast Highway, Kariong NSW 2250

WYOMING Fire Station

2 Laycock Street, Wyoming NSW 2250

GOSFORD Fire Station

12 Brougham Street, Gosford (East) NSW 2250