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Dog Dies, Owner Is Injured After Pair Plunge Off Cliff

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A man and his dog tumbled down a cliff in Corona Del Mar this morning. The 35-foot plunge to rocks below killed the dog and seriously injured his owner.

The man, who was not identified, was rescued early this morning at Pirate's Cove around 6:45 a.m. by the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol. He was rushed to the hospital with major injuries, CBS Los Angeles reports. He is expected to survive, but his dog wasn't so lucky.

Officials with the Harbor Patrol said they believe that the man slipped during an early morning walk and accidentally pulled his leashed dog down with him.

CBS has footage from the Harbor Patrol of the live rescue, and it sent one of its reporters to stand at the top of the perilous cliff to deliver the story:

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