CANNON BEACH — Despite best efforts, responders reported the death of a dog that fell off a cliff Saturday at Indian Beach in Ecola State Park. Firefighters and a Cannon Beach lifeguard were unable to save the animal from the water below.

Seaside Dispatch received the report at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The Cannon Beach Fire Department led the rescue attempt, assisted by Seaside Fire, Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue and Cannon Beach Police.

According to Cannon Beach firefighters, after the reported fall, two good-Samaritan surfers paddled over to the cliff’s edge, while a Cannon Beach lifeguard swam out.

Seaside Fire and Rescue deployed their skis to retrieve the dog, which failed to survive.

In 2017, another dog fell off the cliff, in the same area. That dog was rescued unharmed from a precipice 60 feet from the crest of the Clatsop Loop trail by the Seaside rope and rescue team.

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