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Reports of two dogs falling from cliffs in one weekend

Reports of two dogs falling from cliffs in one weekend

Published by Emma Carton at 8:35am 29th May 2019. (Updated at 4:03pm 29th May 2019)

Photos: St Agnes Coastguard Rescue Team

This was the scene of a major rescue in Cornwall after a dog fell from 300ft cliffs.

The incident happened at Westurn Cove near Portreath over the bank holiday weekend.

The Portreath and St Agnes Coastguard Rescue Teams were scrambled, along with the St Agnes lifeboat.

The pet was winched to safety on Monday, before being taken to a local vets to be checked over.

Crews have confirmed that, remarkably, the animal did not even suffer any broken bones!

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This was the scene of a major rescue in Cornwall after a dog fell from 300ft cliffs. Photo: St Agnes Coastguard Rescue Team

However, locals commenting on social media say it was the second incident they had read about this weekend.

In the other where an animal fell from cliffs, they say the pet lost its life.

"2nd dog rescue I have read about this weekend. Unfortunately the first dog didn't survive the fall. I hope this one does. Keep dogs on a lead. Well done guys".

Jane Bell

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Locals commenting on the rescue near Portreath say a second, separate incident was fatal. Photo: St Agnes Coastguard Rescue Team

"The team were called to assist H. M. Coastguard Portreath Rescue Team with a dog over the cliff at Westurn Cove.

"St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat was also in attendance.

"A cliff man from Portreath team was lowered approximately 300ft to the dog on the beach below.

"The injured dog was then put in to a specially designed dog rescue bag and the cliff man and dog were recovered to the top of the cliff and to the dog's owner.

"The dog was then taken to the vet to be checked over".

St Agnes Coastguard Rescue Team

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