By Sarah Keane • 16 November 2020 • 14:09
PARAMEDIC rescues a dog that fell off a 70-foot cliff in Texas
A Texas paramedic performed a ‘miraculous’ rescue at the Pennybacker Bridge overlook in Austin on Thursday, November 12, when he rappelled down a 70-foot cliff to save the dog.
Paramedic Bob Luddy was doing some rope training nearby when he heard Stout’s owner frantically shouting for help after the dog plunged off the cliff.
“After the owner identified where the dog had fallen from, Capt. Luddy rigged an anchor strap to a tree, attached a rappel line and safety line to the anchor, and rappelled down the cliff face,” Austin-Travis County Emergency Services said.
“Luddy didn’t think he’d find the dog alive, but at the bottom Stout was “miraculously, mostly unharmed,” according to the agency.
“He must have fallen about 70 feet, and hit a few branches and bushes on the way down,” Luddy said. “I was ecstatic to find him in such good condition.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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