Labradoodle Falls From 200-Foot Cliff, Lives

'It's a miracle,' says owner
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 8, 2014 11:59 AM CDT

A Labradoodle named Gracie fell 200 feet off a cliff in Oregon—and survived. Dog owner Michelle Simmons says Gracie and another dog were playing on a trail in the Columbia River Gorge when Gracie went over the side of the cliff. "We kept hearing her rolling and rolling and heard her hit on the ground and she yelped out and we didn't hear anything after that," Simmons tells KPVT. "We thought we had lost her." They began an impromptu memorial service. That's when another hiker came rushing up, saying the dog was alive.

The Oregon Humane Society's volunteer technical rescue team responded. One member was lowered down to Gracie and fitted her with a harness early Monday and brought her to safety. A subsequent examination showed only scratches and bruises from the fall. "She was barking, wagging her tail," Simmons tells KPVT. "She ate, she drank. It was a miracle." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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