Dog who fell at John Bryan State Park suffered 2 broken legs, head injury

Miami Twp. Fire-Rescue posted this photo Monday afternoon of the dog rescue at John Bryan State Park.

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Miami Twp. Fire-Rescue posted this photo Monday afternoon of the dog rescue at John Bryan State Park.

A dog that fell approximately 20 feet off the edge of a cliff at John Bryan State Park in Greene County on Monday afternoon had to have surgery after suffering two broken legs and a head injury in the fall.

"Her recovery will take weeks," said Miami Twp. Fire Chief Colin Altman.

Miami Township Fire-Rescue posted a picture of a firefighter carrying the dog out of the park.

>> Dog rescued from John Bryan State Park after fall from cliff

During a 911 call, the dogs owners described their pet to police dispatchers as "a very friendly, 50 lb pit bull mix.

Miami Township-Fire-rescue crews worked with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement to reach the animal and prep her for transport.

"As far as I can remember, this is the first rescue of an animal from the wilderness," said Chief Altman. “Typically, it's people and we've had a couple of rescues of dogs from ice but this is the first time I can remember an injured animal needing our help to be brought out of the woods."

The rescuers took the dog to her owners, who took her to a veterinarian.

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