Dog Owner Dies Trying to Rescue Stranded Pet

Victim fell from cliff in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2018 10:50 AM CST
File photo of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California.   (Getty/tupungato)

(Newser) – The death of a 67-year-old man in Golden Gate National Recreation Area has California park officials reiterating a warning: When a dog gets stranded on a cliff, leave him be. Chances are, the dog will return to safety, while would-be rescuers risk their lives, reports ABC7. In this case, the victim slipped and fell about 500 feet to his death when trying to retrieve his dog, who'd wandered partway down a cliff, reports CBS San Francisco. Rescuers got to the victim before high tide rolled in but couldn't save him. (Read more Golden Gate Park stories.)

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