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2 Oregon dogs survive 175-foot slide down cliff

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[April 29, 2011]  CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon authorities says two Golden Retrievers swept 175 feet down a cliff in a landslide survived their tumble to the edge of the Clackamas River.

A Clackamas County sheriff's spokesman says rescuers from the sheriff's Marine Patrol and a local fire district were able to retrieve 8-year-old George and 10-year-old Doug after their Wednesday afternoon fall down an 80-degree slope.

Their owner, John Grady, was working on a fence at his Eagle Creek property when he saw the dogs wander out onto an unstable overhang that collapsed.

Grady's 20-year-old neighbor, Dustin Shatner, climbed down the cliff to help the dogs. Rescuers picked him up as well.

[Associated Press]

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