Pooch plucked from perilous place

AN adventurous pooch had a lucky escape on Saturday after it became trapped halfway down a steep cliff in Gerringong.

SAFE AND SOUND: Kiama SES and the Illawarra Police Rescue Squad retrieved Roxy the dog from a cliff at Gerringong. 	Photo: KIAMA SES

SAFE AND SOUND: Kiama SES and the Illawarra Police Rescue Squad retrieved Roxy the dog from a cliff at Gerringong. Photo: KIAMA SES

A man was walking his neighbour’s black staffie, Roxy, near the Gerringong cemetery when the dog spotted something and chased it down the cliff, becoming stuck under dense vegetation.

The NSW SES Kiama unit and the Illawarra Police Rescue Squad were called about 10am to retrieve the pup.

“It was a pretty dangerous situation and we didn’t want to take risks, so it took a while, probably an hour-and-a-half,” Kiama SES volunteer Andrew McCullough said.

“She was pretty happy to be back.”

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