Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Dogs

Firefighters rescue dog who fell over cliff

See also

According to KTVU News, firefighters in Marin County, Calif., rescued a dog who tumbled over a cliff on Sunday afternoon.

Though the dog, a seven-month-old pit bull named "Mia," was 200 feet over the side of the cliff near Rodeo Beach, and wedged between some rocks below, she survived and miraculously, appeared to be uninjured.

A crew of firefighters from the Southern Marin Fire District obtained the assistance of a California Highway Patrol helicopter to locate the dog and then a team rappelled down the cliff's face to reach the dog below.

Mia was muzzled and placed into a litter to be hoisted back up to safety.

Thanks to the efforts of the firefighters, Mia was able to be reunited with her anxiety-ridden guardian who had watched the rescue unfold.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest animal related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located near the top, left portion of this column. It is free and anonymous to sign up.

Follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!

I am human, if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Please note - due to the heavy volume of emails received, I am unable to respond to each and every request, but they are all appreciated!



  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Using metalic paint
    Metallic paint can be used to refinish furniture or to create the illusion of a larger space
    5 Photos
  • Gardening
    Have you ever started a garden and found a lone tomato straggler in with the strawberries?
    7 Photos
  • Adopt a shelter cat
    Ten great reasons to adopt a shelter cat: Just ask Willie Nelson's family
    9 Photos
  • Chikungunya virus
    Health news: Chikungunya virus has hit a man in Florida
    5 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    6 Photos