Portland man rescued after dog rescue attempt

Portland man rescued after dog rescue attempt

Credit: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Portland man rescued after dog rescue attempt

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by JEFF THOMPSON, KGW Staff

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Posted on June 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 6:52 AM

ESTACADA, Ore. -- A 56-year-old Portland man was rescued Saturday after he fell off a 50-foot cliff while trying to find his dog, deputies said.

"Lacy May" had fallen over a cliff in the Fish Creek area off of Highway 224 Saturday evening, and then her owner Robert Shaw fell while he was looking for her, said Sgt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Shaw's wife was with him when he fell. She flagged down a passing driver and called 911 as soon as she could get into cell range, Wurpes said.

Search crews were able to find Shaw and hoist him up the 50-foot cliff with rope systems. He was taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital with significant leg injuries, Wurpes said.

A short time later, Lacy May (pictured above) was rescued at the bottom of a nearby cliff. She suffered no major injuries.

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