Firefighters Rescue Dog From California Cliff

Smoky had to be pulled from a crevice on the side of a cliff after chasing a squirrel Monday.
Smoky had to be pulled from a crevice on the side of a cliff after chasing a squirrel Monday.

Smoky was going for a walk with his owner along the Santa Monica, California, bluffs Monday afternoon when he saw a squirrel. He leaped into the bushes at the top of the cliff to chase it, and wound up stuck in a crevice halfway down the cliff at the edge of the Pacific Coast Highway. The Santa Monica Fire Department responded, and TV news helicopters captured the moment two firefighters on top of a ladder pulled the 80-pound dog from the crevice — after spending 30 minutes coaxing the scared dog out. Smoky was then safely reunited with his owner on the ground. — Watch it at NBC Los Angeles

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