Dog miraculously survives 200-foot fall while hiking with her owner

Dog miraculously survives 200-foot fall while hiking with her owner

What should have been a tragic moment became an incredible one for an Oregon woman and her dog on Sunday.

Michelle Simmons was hiking with friends and family, as well as her one-year-old Labradoodle Gracie in the Columbia River Gorge, when suddenly the pup plummeted off the side of a nearby cliff, tumbling 200 feet down.

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Sarah Eberspacher

Sarah Eberspacher is an associate editor at TheWeek.com. She has previously worked as a sports reporter at The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus and The Arizona Republic. She graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.