Cops rescue hiker, dog stranded on cliff in Sparta

SPARTA — Township officers rescued a hiker who went searching for his lost dog on Friday but ended up stranded on a cliff face 200 feet above the ground.

Cpl. Joseph Antonello and Officer Steven Guido responded to the area of Lake Mohawk Golf Club at 8:11 p.m. on a report of a man lost in the wooded area of the cliffs behind the golf club, police said in a news release.

Antonello and Guido learned a Sparta resident had gone looking for his dog and became stranded on the cliff as darkness descended, police said.

Both officers, with flashlights, followed the …read more

Source: Sussex

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