Dog rescued after tumbling down cliff

Author
Georgia Nelson,
Publish Date
Wed, 11 Feb 2015, 5:17PM

Dog rescued after tumbling down cliff

Author
Georgia Nelson,
Publish Date
Wed, 11 Feb 2015, 5:17PM

A Taupo Staffordshire bull terrier has been rescued after falling 25 metres down a cliff.

Gus was out walking with his owner when he fell down a ravine in Owen Delany Park on Monday.

A Civil Defence Emergency team abseiled down the cliff, thick with blackberry, to rescue Gus.

Civil Defence Emergency Management Officer Roger Nelson says they put Gus in a sling and winched him up.

"By all accounts he'd been down there for quite a number of hours, and there was no water or anything down so he was pretty thirsty and pretty tired," he says.

"He was very happy to see us."