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Another dog falls over a cliff in Cornwall

Another dog falls over a cliff in Cornwall

Published by Helen Down at 7:00pm 16th July 2020. (Updated at 7:08pm 16th July 2020)

The RNLI has been called out for the second time this week to rescue a dog that fell over a cliff in Cornwall.

Falmouth Coastguard alerted St Ives lifeboat that a dog had been injured after falling over a cliff at Porthminster Point on Thursday July 16.

Helm Jonathan Harvey, along with volunteer crew Jack Hill and Neil Brooks answered the call for help launching the inshore lifeboat to rescue the stricken animal.

On arrival at Porthminster Point, the crew could see St Ives Cliff Rescue were also on the scene.  An ambulance pouch was used to secure a frightened Betty.


Neil Brooks joined Jack Hill on the rocks and together they managed to safely secure Betty with the pouch and get her onto the lifeboat.

The crew then quickly returned to the station where the dog's owners were waiting anxiously for her. 

They quickly made their way to the local vets to receive the appropriate treatment for Betty's injuries. 

"It's really important to keep both yourself and dog safe when you're walking along coastal paths, rocks and cliffs.

"There are some great safety tips on the RNLI website, but some simple points to remember are to always keep your dog on a lead if you're close to cliff edges or fast flowing rivers.

"If your dog goes into the water or gets stuck, don't go after them, move to a place your dog can get to safely and call them - most dogs self rescue.

"However, If you are worried, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard".

Jonathan Harvey 







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