A dog had to be rescued from a steep cliff in Australia after becoming stranded halfway down.
The video footage taken by the Australian rescue teams who saved the pet, named Jimmy, shows him stuck on a ledge above the sea at Bells Beach in Victoria on Sunday. And, it had the internet holding its breath.
Victoria Country Fire Authority (VCFA) secured a harness to the top of the cliff and then used ropes to reach the stranded animal.
BREAKING: Rescue operation underway at Bells Beach where a dog has fallen down a cliff. SES and CFA crews on scene.… https://t.co/JvKhvdqrlK— Julian Price (@Julian Price) 1571542519.0
PUPDATE: Rescue crews moments away from winching the dog from the cliff. Excited for doggie pats! @9NewsMelb https://t.co/023VoWflOy— Julian Price (@Julian Price) 1571543328.0
“I think the dog was pretty happy to be brought over the edge by our crews," VCFA commander Mark Sinkinson said. “It was quite happy, wagging its tail, and very keen to get in the litter and be brought out."
And, the internet was so happy.
@julianprice_ @9NewsMelb What a good boy he didn’t move a foot while he waited. Just wagged his tail knowing he would be saved.— Got Lost in the Deep State Once (@Got Lost in the Deep State Once) 1571569394.0
And, everyone is so grateful for the humans who helped this pup back to safety.
@julianprice_ @9NewsMelb A rare 15/10 for these humans— Nikolai (@Nikolai) 1571561352.0
We are all relieved!
@julianprice_ @9NewsMelb So relieved he’s okay and so sweet, wagging his tail and happy to be rescued. ❤️— Pistol Packing Penny & Gin Guzzlin’ Gingie 🤠 (@Pistol Packing Penny & Gin Guzzlin’ Gingie 🤠) 1571597045.0
And, although we still don't know how the pup got there, Jimmy was then reunited with his owner, who was delighted to have him back.