Washington crews rescue dog that fell over cliff

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August 8, 2010 5:42:11 AM PDT
Search teams have rescued a dog that fell at least 100 feet down a cliff in Washington's Cascade Mountains.

Rescuers had to hike about nine miles on the Pacific Crest Trail to reach the German Shorthaired Pointer.

The dog's owner Mike Garrity called for help late Thursday after the dog ran across an ice field and slid over the edge, landing on an outcropping below.

Rescuers included volunteers from the Washington State Animal Response Team, a group that specializes in rescuing animals.

Other than a few scrapes and bruises, the dog appears to be OK.