Dramatic video shows the rescue of a dog from a crevice high up on a coastal bluff in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2015. (Source: NBCLA.com)
The 80-pound-dog named Smoky was chasing a squirrel Monday afternoon when he leapt into some bushes and apparently slipped into the crevice at Palisades Park, just blocks away from the Santa Monica Pier.
Check out the dramatic video of Smoky's rescue, below.
And, while we are celebrating heroic animal rescues, here are a few more recent ones:
- Firefighters rescue horse stuck in a bathtub
- Firefighters rescue black lab who fell through ice
- Caught on camera: Dog rescued after falling through ice
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