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Dog dies after falling down blowhole on Cornish coast

Dog dies after falling down blowhole on Cornish coast

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:35pm 23rd July 2019. (Updated at 1:18pm 23rd July 2019)

Photos: Polzeath Coastguard

A dog has died after falling down a blowhole on the north coast of Cornwall.

Coastguard crews got the shout to Trevone Round Hole amid reports a pet had gone over a cliff on Tuesday morning.

A full rope rescue was carried out and two people were lowered inside but sadly the dog died at the scene.

It was brought back up to the top of the cliff and given to its family.

It comes just days after a big rescue operation at the same spot and also a warning about blocking emergency access routes.

trevone round hole polzeath coastguard

"Team tasked by Falmouth coastguard to reports of a dog over the cliff at Trevone Round Hole. Polzeath Coastguard were also tasked to provide backup for a technical rescue.

"Padstow CRT implemented a full rope rescue setup and deployed two cliff technicians into the Round Hole via an assisted descent.

"Sadly the dog was found to the deceased. The dog was recovered to its family and both teams were then stood down.

"Padstow CRT back on station for 0835HRS ready for the next tasking."

Padstow Coastguard

trevone round hole polzeath coastguard

"Team paged to support Padstow Coastguard with reports of a dog which had fallen into the sink hole at Trevone.

"As Polzeath team members were arriving on scene, the Padstow team were well underway recovering their two rope technicians along with the dog. Unfortunately the dog had not survived.

"We urge people to always keep your dog on a lead when visiting the coast or walking near cliff edges and never try and self rescue your dog if it gets into difficulty on the coast. Always call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

"If you spot anyone in difficulty or in danger along our coast, Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

Polzeath Coastguard

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