Dog rescued after becoming stranded on Australian cliff

By Associated Press Reporters

A dog had to be rescued from a steep cliff in Australia after becoming stranded halfway down.

Video footage taken by the Australian rescue teams who saved the pet, named Jimmy, shows him stuck on a ledge above the sea at Bells Beach in Victoria on Sunday.

Victoria Country Fire Authority (VCFA) secured a harness to the top of the cliff and then used ropes to reach the stranded animal.

VCFA commander Mark Sinkinson said: “I think the dog was pretty happy to be brought over the edge by our crews.

“It was quite happy, wagging its tail, and very keen to get in the litter and be brought out.”

Jimmy was then reunited with his owner, who was delighted to have him back.

It is not known how the dog became stranded on the cliff ledge.