GRESHAM, Ore. – A Gresham Fire rescuer cabled down and gently harnessed and lifted to safety a dog that went over a cliff and got trapped on a quarry ledge.
A woman claiming to be the dog's owner says the dog's name is "Daisy" and that she's a 2-year-old very friendly 45 pound pitbull who has been missing for a week.
After over an hour of discussion with the Mayor of Gresham, Oregon Humane Society and Gresham Fire the quarry boss decided to let firefighters attempt to rescue the dog near NE 190th and SE Division.
Owners of the Knife River Quarry earlier said it would be too dangerous to lower a person down to rescue the dog, because the walls of the quarry are not stable.
An aerial view from Sky 8 showed the dog curled up a small ledge but getting up and walking around.
Rescuers lowered a cage with food inside to a location near the dog, hoping it would walk inside. The plan was to lift the cage out of the quarry with a crane. The dog did not appear to be seriously injured and was checking the cage at times.
Authorities said they were unsure exactly how the dog got into the quarry.