Cohasset Dog Survives Cliff Fall, 3 Weeks Trapped In Thorn Bush

By Diana Perez, WBZ-TV

COHASSET (CBS) – Against all odds a dog and her owners are reunited. After three weeks Cohasset police found 16 year-old Lucy on Thursday, she was trapped at the bottom of an embankment.

“It’s an emotional thing, an attachment,” says a teary eyed Rustam DeVitre who thought he’d never see his dog again after she went missing on March 23rd.

WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports

“We didn’t realize she was probably following an animal. She went right out to the cliffs back there and she fell into a big crevasse and no one heard her and she couldn’t bark a lot” explains DeVitre.

Lucy ended up tangled in a bushel of thorns, barely able to move or eat for three weeks. Until Thursday when she made just enough noise for construction workers across the harbor to spot her and call police.

“She looked like she had been down there for a while…her fur was matted her nose was red raw and she couldn’t move she was weak and dehydrated,” says Officer Patrick Reardon, one of the two officers who rescued Lucy.

She was brought to the Hingham Animal Clinic where she is still recovering.

She’s already reunited with her owners and another very special member of her family, Millie, her 15 year old sister.

For now Millie will have to wait for Lucy to come home. DeVitre says the vet found no food in her stomach and she still struggles to stand on her own but at 16 she’s proven she’s resilient.

“She’s an amazing dog to survive this hard time and its good closure for us,”


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