Dog trapped on a ledge for three days is rescued by firefighters

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Thanks to the help of firefighters, Chico is safe after being stuck on a ledge above the Clackamas River in Oregon for three days.

Kathleen Smith’s pit bull Chico wandered off her property and she couldn’t find him. On Wednesday she heard him barking. “I thought I lost him, and I was just clapping my hands and whistling, and I could hear him barking,” said Smith. “It echoes around the river, but I went down and sure enough he was down there right on the ledge.”

Chico was down a steep embankment and instead of trying to reach Chico herself Smith called for help. A Clackamas firefighter rappelled down the steep terrain to Chico. He gave Chico some treats and then lowered the dog down to firefighters who were waiting in a boat below. Chico is lucky and doing well, a little hungry and scared, but physically okay.

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