Good Samaritan Takes Plunge Over Cliff to Save a Dog
If a dog jumped off a bridge, would you follow it? 19-year-old Luis Lopez did. According to WNBC-TV, the teen plunged over a steep embankment to help rescue a stranger's dog.
While walking through his New Jersey neighborhood, Lopez heard a woman's screams from a nearby park. He raced over and found the woman was upset over her dog, who had slipped through the park's guard rail and fell down the cliff below. Without giving it a second thought, Lopez hopped the railing, following the dog's path.
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After sliding 25 feet down the cliff, Lopez saw the dog hanging by his leash from a tree. Lopez scaled the tree, took the dog in his arms and began the slow climb back up the cliff. Eventually, Lopez reached a spot where he could not ascend any further. Fortunately, a team of local firefighters arrived to help.
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The crew, equipped with ropes and harnesses, retrieved Lopez and the canine from their predicament. Both the dog and his hero left the dramatic incident with only minor injuries and are expected to make full recoveries.