Chihuahua puppy rescued after falling 80 feet in Sunset Cliffs

Lifeguards: Puppy's owner may have left it behind

SAN DIEGO - Authorities said a Chihuahua puppy was rescued in Sunset Cliffs Friday after it survived an 80-foot fall.

The San Diego Police Department said the 3-month-old male fell off the cliffs near Ladera Street at around 2 p.m.

Lifeguards rescued the pup and took care of it at the lifeguard tower in Ocean Beach until it could be evaluated by a veterinarian.

According to lifeguards, the dog’s owner could not be located and may have left it behind.

Police said the dog appears to have an injured back leg.

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