SAN FRANCISCO – A black Chihuahua mix dog named Duck was saved Sunday afternoon from the cliffs at Fort Funston after spending 26 hours stuck above the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco firefighters said.
Duck’s humans were at Fort Funston, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Saturday afternoon when their little dog – which apparently was not on a leash – wandered away and onto the steep (and hard to
UPDATE TO FT.FUNSTON CLIFF RESCUE: “Just rescued a little black chihuahua mix named “Duck” lost yesterday – stuck on cliff 26 hours – sited by hang gliders and just rescued by #yoursffd – happy to see his human companion!” pic.twitter.com/vMj5EA687d
— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (@SFFDPIO) January 20, 2019
The dog spent the night there, but was spotted Sunday morning by people hang gliding nearby, who told firefighters where Duck was, firefighters said. A cliff rescue ensued, and Duck was hauled up about 2:30
p.m. Sunday, apparently physically fine.
Dogs are allowed to go off-leash in that part of Fort Funston, fire department Lt. Jonathan Baxter said Sunday, but added that keeping them on a leash near the cliffs is probably a good idea.
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Dog rescued after 26 hours on San Francisco cliff