Dog saved by rope rescue team after falling down Pictured Rocks cliff

MUNISING, MI – An adventurous pet was correctly rescued Friday, July 8 soon after plummeting down a cliff at Pictured Rocks Nationwide Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Leo, a 4-yr-outdated cocker spaniel poodle blend, jumped in excess of a railing at Miners Castle and fell 25 to 30 feet, the U.S. Nationwide Parks Support stated in a news launch.

The black and white pup was leashed but slipped out of his collar as he fell, officials stated.

Immediately after hearing a child scream, park rangers ran to the Miners Castle decreased platform outlook where they noticed Leo limping on a ledge of the cliff.

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National parks staff members and John Miller, a volunteer from the Top-quality Large Angle Rescue Experts rope rescue group, jumped into motion to save the doggy.

Miller was decreased down to the ledge where by he coaxed Leo with dog food stuff, bread and Goldfish crackers, a information release explained.

Following 25 minutes, the pet finally ran to Miller and Pictured Rocks Main Ranger Joe Hughes.

Pictured Rocks dog rescue

Nationwide Parks Company staff and a rope rescue team had been reduced down a Pictured Rocks cliff Friday, July 8, 2022 to rescue a doggy. (Photo delivered by the National Parks Service)

“The parks shoreline can be extremely unforgiving from the chilly h2o to the sheer cliffs and drop offs,” Hughes reported. “By partnering with the really properly trained mountaineering guides on SHARP, we are equipped to securely effect these varieties of higher angle rescues listed here at the park.”

Miller produced a “makeshift harness” from webbing to have the compact canine back again up to the reduce platform, the parks support claimed.

Leo was then properly reunited with his loved ones who was visiting from Wisconsin.

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