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May 24, 2005
Toronto Fire rescues dog fallen over bluffs
This morning at 8:45 a.m. Toronto Fire crews responded to the report of a dog
that had fallen over the bluffs, and was perched on a small plateau 50 feet
below. The dog and its owner were walking when a portion of the edge of the
bluffs collapsed, taking the dog for a tumble down the bluffs.

The crew of Pumper 223 quickly arrived from the hall at 116 Dorset Rd., and
proceeded to set up their high angle bluffs rescue equipment. Fire Fighter Doug
McKinnon, with the help of the crew descended the bluffs and reached the
terrified animal. After taking a while to calm and assure the dog, Fire Fighter
McKinnon was able to coax it into a bag he had taken down with him, and the
crew then lifted McKinnon and the animal to safety.

The crew members will be recommended for a Humane Society award.

The crew will be back on shift tomorrow for photo/interview opportunities.

Media contact:
David Sheen, TFS PIO
Office 416-338-9317
Cell 416-578-4316
Pager 416-468-9978



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