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Dog Chasing Mongoose Falls From Honoli‘i Cliff

April 29, 2019, 6:28 PM HST
* Updated April 30, 7:33 AM
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The Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to a special service rescue on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 9:45 a.m. at the cliffs fronting the southern end of Kahoa Street in Hilo.

A dog fell over a cliff at Honoli‘i on April 29, 2019. PC: HFD.

A man called about his dog that had fallen over a cliff while chasing a mongoose. The five-man crew from Waiakea rescue station responded to the special service call to assess the situation.

VC: Arian Ward Pierce

Firefighters found the 8-year-old pitbull/mix that fell.

A dog fell over a cliff at Honoli‘i on April 29, 2019. PC: HFD.

The crew set up a lowering/raising rope system and lowered a rescue specialist, who connected a rope to the dog’s chest harness. Both dog and the rescue man were raised back to the top and the dog was reunited with owner.

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