Jimmy the border collie rescued after stuck 20m down Bells Beach cliff

A border collie named Jimmy has been rescued after falling 20 metres down a steep cliff on Sunday afternoon.

The black and white pooch escaped from his home earlier in the day – with his owners completely unaware of the nine-year-old’s adventures, according to the Geelong Advertiser.

Around 12.30pm, people walking along Bells Beach spotted Jimmy precariously balancing on a nearby narrow ledge.

Jimmy was spotted by people walking along Bells Beach on Sunday afternoon. Source: 9News

Emergency volunteers and firefighters rushed to the area and parasailed down the cliff, CFA commander Mark Sinkinson told the publication.

“It took about an hour — we had to negotiate through some scrub to start with,” he said.

“He was very happy to get in with our crews and come up again.”

Jimmy was thrilled to be reunited with his owner after the harrowing rescue. Source: 9News

Mr Sinkinson said Jimmy was placed in a bag and hoisted up, adding that the rescue was good practice for other call outs.

Video footage shows Jimmy leaping into his owner’s arms after finally reaching flat land.

“Jimmy's owners were quite surprised to see the fuss that he'd caused but [it was] a great result for Jimmy and everyone involved,” Commander Sinkinson told ABC.

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