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St. John’s Regional Fire Department firefighters rescued a stranded dog from a Cliffside in Outer Cove on Wednesday.
Jon Duke of St. John’s, an avid runner, was out for a run along the Cobbler’s Path section of the East Coast Trail when heard the crying yelps of a dog.
Upon further investigation a little way down the trail, Duke saw that the dog was on a section of the cliffside at Torbay Point.
The dog, Finnegan, was being looked after for a friend by Doran’s Lane resident Paul Marino, who also owns a few dogs. Marino said the dogs run around the area daily, and Finnegan ran a little too far on Wednesday morning, venturing onto the cliffside and getting stuck about 40 feet down.
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) and its high angle rescue team (HART) were called into action just after 9 a.m.
Firefighter Eddy Coady, sporting a safety harness and with the aid of ropes, went down the side of the cliff and attached a safety harness to Finnegan.
Once safely to the top, Finnegan was walked up the trail on a leash and taken to Marino, none the worse for the wear, and enjoyed some water, compliments of Coady.