A dog tumbled 60 feet down a bluff in Point Defiance Park Monday and was rescued by Tacoma firefighters.
Its owner was walking Bug, the 13-year-old border collie, in the park — something they do regularly — when the dog got too close to the edge and fell over.
Several passers-by got a rope and were attempting to rappel down the cliff themselves to reach the dog when an off-duty Tacoma Fire Department lieutenant spotted them and advised them to wait.
After a 911 call, the Fire Department’s technical rescue team responded and were able to bring the dog up safely.
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The collie did not appear to be injured.
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