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Dog survives fall from highest cliffs in Cornwall

Dog survives fall from highest cliffs in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 8:24am 5th September 2018. (Updated at 8:28am 5th September 2018)

This is the dog that went over the highest cliffs in Cornwall and lived to bark the tale, thanks to Coastguard rescuers.

The pet ended up stuck on a steep scree slope above The Strangles near Crackington Haven.

Crews from Bude and Boscastle managed to winch the animal to safety on Monday afternoon.

Teams say he had slipped his lead and gone over the path to the cliff face, that drops some 40-50ft to the beach below.

The Strangles
The cliffs above The Strangles beach are the highest in Cornwall and the dog was winched to safety from the slope above

"With everything in place and all team members prepared, the Rescue Technician made his way over the cliff edge, and was lowered to just below the dog's position.

"From there, with some kind words, one of the dog's preferred treats, and a little coaxing into our Dog Rescue Bag, the scared but compliant dog was placed in the bag, which was then zipped up and secured, and then recovered to the cliff top by the Rescue Technician, where the dog was quickly reunited with his owners".

Bude Coastguard Rescue Team

You can read the full story of how the rescue unfolded by clicking the link below.

Crews have praised the owners for raising the alarm instead of trying to rescue the pup themselves.

"The owners did exactly the right thing - they did not attempt to rescue the dog themselves, but instead dialled 999 and asked for the Coastguard.

"A good result, and a great example of two Rescue Teams working closely together once again".

Bude Coastguard Rescue Team

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