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Family dog rescued after 25-foot fall over falls in southwestern Minnesota park

July 9, 2018

A familys pet dog fell roughly 25 feet over a hard-flowing waterfall in southwestern Minnesota and waited in a crevice along the sheer rock wall until a firefighter rappelled down and pulled the pooch to safety.

The daring rescue unfolded Saturday afternoon in Ramsey Park in Redwood Falls, according to police.

The dogs owner and others on the scene shot video as a tethered firefighter descended to the dogs perch and clutched the cooperative animal.

Firefighters, other emergency personnel and at least one civilian then tugged hard on the line of the high-angle rescue apparatus above, hoisting the dog back to level ground to cheers and applause from onlookers.

Well-wishers greeted the dog upon its rescue, to which it responded with a vigorous shake of its soggy fur.

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