San Francisco Fire Department firefighters rappelled down a cliff at Fort Funston Saturday afternoon to rescue a dog named Duke.
The tan and black mixed breed dog fell part way down the steep cliff around 2:45 p.m., the department said, and was stuck clinging to a depression in the rocks.
A rescuer was lowered down the cliff to secure the dog in a harness and take it down to the beach safely.
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The ordeal was documented in photos and a video on the department's Twitter feed.