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Climbers Rescue Hounds from Icy Ledges

Climbers Rescue Hounds from Icy Ledges

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- A pack of cougar-chasing hounds went over a cliff near Zion National Park -- then were saved by a daring rescue.

Kane County search-and-rescue team used ropes to hoist the dogs to safety from two icy ledges.

Kane County emergency director David Owens says the rescue happened Monday in a place called Isolation Canyon

The five dogs trapped the lion on a ledge when one dog was knocked over, falling 30 feet to another ledge.

When a hunter took aim, the cat darted over the ledge and was followed by another of the dogs. All the dogs had to be lifted from the ledges.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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