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2 Hikers and Dog Rescued While Clinging to Steep Cliff on Cowles Mountain

Two people and a dog clinging to a steep cliff on Cowles Mountain were airlifted to safety by a San Diego-Fire Rescue (SDFD) helicopter Friday.

At 4:15 p.m., SDFD received a call of two hikers on the mountain that could not get down, said Monica Munoz, a spokesperson for SDFD. They did not appear to have injuries.

One of the hikers was rescued around 4:51 p.m., said Munoz. Then crews were able to lift the dog to safety, followed by the second hiker.

No other information was immediately available.

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