Man fell from cliff trying to rescue dog

Man dies after falling from cliff while trying to rescue his dog

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Late Monday morning, a man tumbled over a steep cliff while trying to rescue his dog, who had gotten away from him at Thornton State Beach in Daly City, California. According to CBS News, the man’s dog managed to avoid going over the steepest part of the cliff and was safely retrieved from his perch by rescuers who responded to the scene.

Witnesses to the tragic incident noted that the dog seemed to know that something was wrong…he could be seen pacing and barking as responders worked to remove the man’s body…an estimated 500 feet below the place where he slipped and fell.

The park area does not have leash laws in place, but dog walkers are encouraged to keep their pets restrained, or under strict voice control. The dog was returned to the man’s family.

(Image via CBS San Francisco)

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9 replies
    • audrey says:

      Heartless? The owner was trying to save his dog. Perhaps a wrong choice of words. I would have done the same. Condolences to the man’s family.

  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    This brave man died attempting to rescue his dog – so heartbreaking for his family – another good human perishes trying to help an animal while animal abusers thrive w/no punishment. The only positive to this story is that the dog was rescued – Thornton Beach needs to institute leash laws so this tragedy does not happen again.

  2. Red says:

    That man will have a special place in heaven. He was attempting to save his fur baby, and lost his life in doing so. RIP sweet man….. and hopefully the family will continue to cherish his sweet dog.


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