SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Fire Department indicated that they worked collaboratively to rescue a dog on a rocky cliffside on Tuesday, December 22.
The SPFD issued a press release stating the black Labrador Retriever named “Loki” had “slipped through a hole in a fence line near the Greenwich Street Steps.” After she slipped through, she ended up sliding 20-30 feet down the dangerous cliffside.
The San Francisco Police Tweeted about the incident. Check out the body-worn camera footage below! Visit the attached link for the full footage and full story ➡️ https://t.co/TVM4v5e9p1 pic.twitter.com/hW5TW77JQO
— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) December 24, 2020
Authorities indicated they responded at the 200 block of Sansome Street around 6:08 p.m., and once all the authorities arrived, they said they had to use a flashlight to locate her because it was getting late and was dark.
There is a video from an officer’s body camera that shows the dog being rescued. In the video, Loki appears afraid to come to the officer when he and her owners called out to her. She came close enough to the police officer so that he could grab her and take her to safety.
Once the officer obtained the animal, according to the press release, there was a “high cyclone fence at the top of the cliff” that prevented the officer from passing Loki to safety.
Rescuers used a rope line they dropped from the top of the cliff so that a San Francisco firefighter could make his way up the hillside from below to carry Loki down to Lombard Street.
The San Francisco Police and San Francisco Fire Fighters said in a joint statement that they “are very happy that Loki was rescued and reunited with her family.”
Go to https://vimeo.com/494268257 to watch the SFPD body- camera video of the incident.