UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A Uniontown City Police officer rescued a lost puppy Thursday thanks to an alert passerby.

Police say Deja Drake-Darnell was walking along a creek in the area of North Gallatin Avenue when she spotted the puppy stuck on a ledge.

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Drake-Darnell ran over to Lieutenant Tom Kolencik’s police car and told him where the dog was.

Kolencik got a ladder and went down to rescue the stranded pup.

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In a Facebook post, Kolencik says he doesn’t think the puppy would have survived the night and thanked Drake-Darnell for her help.

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The dog was later reunited with its owner.