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Santa Barbara City Fire crews rescue dog who fell off cliff in Douglas Preserve

Posted at 7:36 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 22:36:55-05

Santa Barbara City Fire Department crews rescued a dog that fell off a cliff in Douglas Preserve Sunday morning.

The call came in around 11:30 a.m. Officials say a dog fell off a cliff and was stranded on a ledge about 125 feet down.

Fire crews assembled a rope system and sent a firefighter with a harness down the cliff to rescue the dog. The two were lowered to the beach below.

Courtesy: Santa Barbara City Fire Department

Luckily, the dog didn’t appear to have any injuries and was reunited with its owner.

Courtesy: Santa Barbara City Fire Department

Fire crews say the incident serves as a reminder to use a leash and proceed with caution while walking on steep trails.