RCMP and Parrsboro Fire team up to rescue man and dog, Five Islands, N.S.

Parrsboro RCMP and Parrsboro Fire Dept teamed up earlier this morning to rescue a man and his dog who had gone over a 30-foot cliff/embankment.

At approximately 3 a.m.

, RCMP and Fire responded to call for assistance of a 22-year-old male who had fallen over a 30 foot cliff / embankment on the Lighthouse Road in Parrsboro. The male and a friend had gone for a walk when the male’s dog went over the edge of the cliff. The victim fell over while trying to rescue his dog, landing on the beach. The friend then called for help but was not familiar with the area. Of concern was the rising tide. The injured male managed to crawl along the rocks to escape the rising tide. Through cell phone contact, RCMP were able to determine the location of the injured male and patrolled to the area with a volunteer firefighter. The victim was located at approximately 4 a.m. and the volunteer firefighter was able to rappel down the cliff to render assistance and provide some warmer coverings. Approximately one hour later, the Parrsboro Fire Dept were able to reach the location by zodiac and remove the injured male.

The male was treated by EHS and transported to Cumberland Regional Hospital suffering from a broken leg and other undetermined injuries. The male’s friend, age 20, from Oromocto, New Brunswick was not hurt. Thankfully, the dog was able to climb back to the top on his own.

RCMP are grateful the pair had a cell phone with them which helped in finding the men quickly. The investigation is continuing.

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