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Dog rescued after falling over cliff edge in Cornwall

Dog rescued after falling over cliff edge in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:57am 2nd September 2019. (Updated at 6:05am 2nd September 2019)

A big rescue mission has been carried out on the Cornish coast after a dog fell over a cliff edge.

It happened on Saturday evening at Portscatho on the Roseland.

Coastguard teams and a lifeboat were called to the scene and used a rope rescue to get the pet back up to safety.

It is understood that the dog was then reunited with its owner.

"Team tasked to back up Portscatho Coastguard Rescue Team following a dog over a cliff near Portscatho, Roseland.

"Falmouth Lifeboat (ILB) was also tasked to assist but were unable to recover the animal, so a rope rescue was required.

"Falmouth Team were stood down as we were approaching the King Harry Ferry as no longer required.

"We then returned to station."

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team 

By following a few simple steps dog owners can help keep themselves and their animals from further danger:

  • Always check the weather and tides. Tide times and heights vary throughout the month and can easily catch you out.
  • If your dog swims out too far or gets stuck in mud, do not go after them! Move to a place they can get to safely and call them. Most will get back by themselves.
  • Always keep your dog on a lead when walking close to cliff edges or fast-flowing rivers.
  • Always carry a means of calling for help. If you see someone in trouble call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

Source: RNLI

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