Dog rescued after fall from cliff

Deputy uses dog's chest harness to aid rescue

SONOMA, Calif. - Deputies in Sonoma, California released video of their rescue of a dog who fell off a cliff.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's office received a 911 call from the distressed owner on Saturday who explained her dog had fallen over a cliff. She said the dog was trapped and couldn't move without falling again.

The Sheriff's office sent its helicopter to the area of Portugese Beach and located the Black Labrador named Oreo.

Deputy Henri Boustany attached himself to a 100-foot line and was lowered down to Oreo, who was standing on a small, 2-foot by 2-foot ledge.

Boustany says he was able to hook onto the dog's chest harness to make Oreo secure before being pulled up. Once the dog was safe, the pilot brought Boustany and Oreo to the top of the cliff to reunite the dog with its owner.