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PHOTOS: Dog survives a 100ft cliff fall in Cornwall

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:30am 15th November 2018. (Updated at 8:45am 15th November 2018)

Coastguard rescuers have confirmed a dog that fell around 100ft from cliffs in north Cornwall has survived.

Scout suffered a collapsed lung near Northcott Mouth but remarkably, no broken bones.

The pet had to be airlifted to safety last week, along with her owners.

The holidaymakers were cut off by the tide after scrambling down in a rescue bid.

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Scout the dog fell around 100ft from cliffs in north Cornwall and Coastguards have confirmed she has survived

"Last Thursday we were paged to a report of a dog that had fallen around 100ft off the cliffs at Menachurch, near Northcott.

"The owners, in Bude on holiday, subsequently found themselves cut off by the tide after they went down to tend her.

"We performed a technical rope rescue to recover the casualties before bringing their badly injured dog, Scout, up the cliff in our purpose-made dog-bag.

"Fearing the worst, we phoned to forewarn Tamar Vets of their impending casualty. On arrival, Scout was rushed into the treatment room and was attended to by three vets.

"X-rays and scans showed blood in her abdomen and she had a collapsed lung but incredibly, she had no broken bones.

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Despite falling around 100ft near Northcott Mouth, Scout escaped with a collapsed lung and NO broken bones

"After a few days of close monitoring, she was deemed well enough to rejoin her owners on holiday".

"Here she is today, with Ben, our rope rescue technician who descended the cliff four times to recover all the casualties (with a little help from his teammates)".

Bude Coastguard Rescue Team

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