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Daily Treat: Labrador Survives 150 Foot Plunge in Daring Christmas Day Rescue

Written by: People Pets

January 8, 2015

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A yellow labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike through the Columbia Gorge in Portland, Oregon, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.

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Image via PEOPLE Pets

David Schelske of West Linn told the Oregon Humane Society that when 3-year-old Sandy bounded around a bend and disappeared he figured her for a goner.

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Image via Oregon Humane Society Facebook

He hiked to the bottom of the cliff and saw her stranded on a narrow ledge 70 feet above.

At about 7 p.m., an eight-person crew helped Humane Society volunteer John Thoeni descend.

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Image via Oregon Humane Society Facebook

He fitted a rescue harness on the frightened dog, and the two were hoisted to safety. Sandy suffered minor injuries but walked out to the trailhead.

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Written by: People Pets

January 8, 2015

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