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Stranded for days, frightened pooch rescued from side of rocky cliff


THE CANADIAN PRESS

, Last Updated: 12:29 PM ET

PARADISE, N.L. — A lucky, but tired dog is back with his family after rescuers plucked him from the side of a sheer cliff where he had been stranded for days.

Askim, a black and white pooch, was spotted by Grant Young as he was fishing on Conception Bay on Thursday and looked up to see him on a rocky perch below St. Thomas Line.

Young posted some pictures on Facebook, which were seen by Danielle Lake who knew instantly they were of her family pet.

She says Askim ran off on Aug. 20 when he heard fireworks coming from a neighbour’s house.

Within an hour of the story being shared on Facebook, Jackie McCormack of Pleas For Paws Rescue group connected with Young and the pair went to the area.

McCormack, who is also a commercial diver, swam a zodiac to the shore, climbed up the side of the cliff and brought the dog down.

She says Askim was terrified at first, but was happy once he was reunited with Lake on St. Philip’s wharf.

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