A black Labrador stuck high-above a 90-foot cliff along the California coast was rescued by a police helicopter.
The dog’s owner, who was not identified, called 911 around 2 p.m. Saturday to report that her dog had fallen over a cliff at Portuguese Beach.
Fearing that the owner or bystanders would try to rescue the dog on their own, officials sent a “Henry-1″ helicopter to rescue the dog, named Oreo, according to the Associated Press.
Officials found the dog about 40-feet down the 90-foot cliff, hovering on the 2-foot square ledge with no room to escape.
According to an incident report released by the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy sheriff secured himself on a “long line” attached to the helicopter and then was flown by the helicopter’s pilot within reach of the dog.
Within three minutes, the dog, who was already wearing a chest harness, was scooped up by the officer and brought to the top of the cliff.
Local fire personnel then reunited the dog with its owner.