ALTADENA >> Volunteers with the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team on Friday saved a puppy that ended up stranded on a cliff in Las Flores Canyon in Angeles National Forest after tumbling down a hillside while chasing something.
Rescuers responded about 12:15 p.m. to an area above Altadena, officials said.
“The dog, Maya was on a leash but saw something on the trail which she lunged at, causing her to fall off the side of the mountain,” according to a sheriff’s department statement. “Her owner attempted to reach Maya, but the hillside crumbled away, and after a few attempts she called (the) Altadena sheriff’s station for help.”
The team found the 9-month-old Husky mix halfway down a 100-foot cliff, perched on an outcropping of only a few inches, the sheriff’s department reported.
As the outcropping began to fall away, Maya was placed into a harness during the tricky rescue and ropes were used to lower her to the bottom of the canyon, officials said.
The dog appeared to be uninjured and was returned its grateful owner, a 45-year-old woman from Altadena.
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