Dog rescued from Gresham cliff-side

Multnomah County

Teamwork saves pup stuck on cliff

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two dogs were rescued on Beaver Creek Lane in Gresham this weekend.

A concerned citizen flagged down a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputy after they heard the dogs in distress.

One dog was easy to rescue, but the second was stranded nearly 50 feet down a cliff side next to a waterfall.

Gresham Fire, Multnomah County Animal Services, and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office teamed up to rescue the second pup Sunday, assembling a high-angle rope system that lowered a rescuer over the edge. They were able to grab the dog, putting it inside a pillowcase for the ride back up to safety.

The dog was recovered–cold, but ultimately unharmed.

After making it back safely over the edge of the cliff, a firefighter unwraps the rescued dog from inside a pillowcase. (Courtesy Gresham Fire)

After a successful rescue, the agencies posted to Twitter to share the good news!

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