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Coast Guard Rescues Injured Dog Who Fell From Oregon Cliff

See a first-person view of Leo the golden retriever's rescue and the heartwarming reunion with his hoomans.
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by Ron LaBrec
January 5, 2024

At the Coast Guard Foundation, we love Coast Guard members and we love dogs. So much in fact that this year we produced a "Dogs of the Coast Guard" calendar.

So we were overjoyed to see the Coast Guard's New Year's Day rescue of a poor pup who plunged off a cliff in Oregon.

On New Year’s Day, a golden retriever named Leo fell from a 300-foot cliff in Oregon's Ecola State Park. A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew quickly arrived on scene, beating the rising tides that threatened Leo where he was stranded on the shore. The aircrew successfully rescued Leo and returned him safely back to his owners.

We are very happy to hear Leo is expected to recover!

"Leo stayed overnight at an emergency vet. He has a few cuts and bruises. All things considered, he is doing good. We are so thankful he is alive and expected to recover."
- Leo's owners

May Leo continue his recovery and have a safe and flourishing 2024. BZ (well done) to the crew of Coast Guard Air Station Astoria.

You can see the full video here.

Title Image: Screenshot from U.S. Coast Guard video. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria rescue a dog that fell fell from a cliff in Ecola State Park in Oregon Jan. 1, 2024. The aircrew transferred the dog to its owners at the park. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy video)

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