Puppy Rescued After 80-Foot Fall

The dog fell more than 80 feet

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Jan 11, 2013  |  Updated 5:52 PM PDT
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A small puppy was rescued by lifeguards Friday, Jan. 11 after it fell down a cliff in Sunset Cliff. Elena Gomez reports

A small puppy was rescued by lifeguards Friday, Jan. 11 after it fell down a cliff in Sunset Cliff. Elena Gomez reports

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A puppy was rescued after falling more than 80 feet down a cliff, according to lifeguards.

The puppy fell near Ladera Street at Sunset Cliffs around 2 p.m. on Friday. It fell near a mixture of sand and rock, said officials.

A hoist rescue was performed to retrieve the dog. Lifeguards said the puppy appears to have no major injuries, though it had a limp on the back leg.

Authorities said the dog was transported to the Department of Animal Services.

No owner has come forward and the dog did not have a leash or collar.

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