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Dog dies after falling from cliffs in north Cornwall

Dog dies after falling from cliffs in north Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:32am 21st October 2019. (Updated at 11:57am 21st October 2019)

A dog has died after falling from cliffs on the north Cornwall coast.

The poodle plunged over the edge near Portreath on Saturday.

Coastguards and the St Agnes lifeboat rushed to Western Cove.

It is the second animal to fall to its death in the area in the last month.

"When the team arrived on scene, the animal was observed not to moving, so the St Agnes Inshore Lifeboat ventured in to the beach and the crew removed the dog from the cove.

"The RNLI crew and our team then handed the now sadly deceased poodle back to its owner at Portreath beach. 

"We returned to our station at about 13.30pm".

Coastguards added: "Please, when walking your dogs on or near the cliff tops, keep them on a lead at all times".

Portreath Coastguard Rescue Team

"This is the Second dog to lose its life, in just one month at the same location of Portreath.

"The St.Agnes RNLI Lifeboat has attended four dogs, who have fallen from cliffs, so far, in 2019.

"The National Trust does have warning signs at the gateway leading to this area of cliff path at Portreath.

"The RNLI would l├Čke to take this further opportunity to remind all dog walkers to 'Keep Dogs on Leads' and children close to them when on or around cliff paths or on the edges of fast flowing waterways.

"It is hoped that although this is a story has another tragic outcome, the incident may have a small positive for the owners of the dog fatally injured, if it makes other dog owners consider the potential dangers to their beloved dog and it alleviates it happening to them".

St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat

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