Tim Jones (left) retrieves Rocky after his four-year-old dog fell down a steep embankment next to a walking path south of Terry Road in White Rock on Saturday afternoon.

Tim Jones (left) retrieves Rocky after his four-year-old dog fell down a steep embankment next to a walking path south of Terry Road in White Rock on Saturday afternoon.

Dog rescued after fall down White Rock embankment

White Rock firefighters embarked on a rescue of a different breed Saturday.

White Rock firefighters embarked on a rescue of a different breed Saturday, after a dog fell down an embankment south of Terry Road.

Deputy fire Chief Ed Wolfe said the call for help came in around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

“The dog had fallen off the top of an unsanctioned trail,” Wolfe said.

Wolfe said for the rescue, an auxiliary firefighter rappelled down the embankment and the dog was pulled up using a makeshift harness.

“It wasn’t a complicated technical rescue by any stretch,” Wolfe said. “It really went off without a hitch.”

Wolfe said it’s fortunate the dog – a four-year-old named Rocky – was not injured. His owner, Tim Jones, did the right thing in calling for help, he added.