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Deputy Hangs From Chopper To Rescue Dog

Deputy Hangs From Chopper To Rescue Dog
"Hang in there" became a message for both rescuer and rescuee with this video. In California, a sheriff's deputy hung from a helicopter to rescue a dog off the side of a cliff. Check it out.

(Rescuer motioning for chopper to move him closer to cliff, dog can be seen)
(view of entire cliff, then rescuer can be seen lifting dog, chopper pulls both into air)

That canine cliffhanger was a black-and-white Labrador named Oreo.

USA Today reports she was stuck on a two-foot ledge, 40 feet down a 90-foot cliff in Northern California - she couldn't move at all without falling.

Oreo's owner had called 911 for help Saturday afternoon. The helicopter and team arrived within minutes, and the miraculous rescue itself took just a few minutes.

The chopper is called "Henry-1" and has several more rescue vids posted on YouTube. The sheriff's office says these animal rescues are especially important because if authorities don't get involved, bystanders might try to help and get hurt themselves.

The rescue team was also afraid Oreo might hurt rescuers since they were unfamiliar faces, but the Press Democrat spoke to the deputy who grabbed her. He says that wasn't the case.

"[He] started talking to the dog to reassure her ... 'The dog and I got to know each other real quick," [he] said. 'I think the dog just wanted to be out of there.'"

Understandable. In the end, Oreo was safely reunited with her happy owner.

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singlelovingit56 March 17 2014 at 9:15 AM

very sweet, ty to the rescuers. GOD bless you always.

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pacifichvacdepot March 17 2014 at 11:34 AM

Amen to Viki's comment. I couldn't have said it better myself!

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Larna J. Keane; March 17 2014 at 11:18 AM

I hope this dog owner is more careful when hiking with Oreo in the future. Thanks to the rescue folk.

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Vicki March 17 2014 at 11:08 AM

These rescue teams are such a well trained and appreciated group of individuals. Thank you for the work you do. Whether two legged or four legged, life is important, and I'm glad they valued this dog's life. Also, it is good training exercise for human rescues, for those posters who felt compelled to write about how they shouldn't have made a dog's life so important, remember that next time you need help. Good work Deputy!

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gerilcsw March 17 2014 at 10:49 AM

Thank you to the hero who values life instead of abusing it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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PandaJune March 17 2014 at 10:46 AM

Ahhhhhhhh! How wonderful of the rescue team to rescue Oreo.

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bjredmond64 March 17 2014 at 11:40 AM

glad that people care about animals. so many abuse them.

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Gracie GirL March 17 2014 at 9:59 AM

One Lucky Dog

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gnobie01 March 17 2014 at 9:55 AM


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filliperogers March 17 2014 at 9:20 AM

The real rescue of a human was aborted by rescuing the best friend instead.....I can't complain about the cost of the rescue. Sometimes government does the right and safe thing....

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Newquest filliperogers March 17 2014 at 9:47 AM

You can bet your LIFE that those Radical Republicans would have NEVER, EVER rescued that dog, or anyone else either! They would just toss around Blame and Shame, as usual! Get those boogers OUT!

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