Dog rescued after falling down cliff

(Last Updated On: June 14, 2015)

A dog was rescued by emergency services this morning after it fell down a cliff near Elberry Cove, Brixham.

A woman called the emergency services just after 11am to inform them that her dog had fallen down a cliff and that she was unable to reach him.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “One appliance from Paignton, an off-road vehicle from Buckfastleigh, the specialist animal rescue team from Camels Head and a specialist rescue advisor were mobilised.

“Fire Control also contacted the Coastguard to inform them of the incident, who mobilised two rescue teams to assist.

“On arrival fire crews made contact with the owner of the dog and made their way on foot to her location, carrying rope rescue equipment. Two crew members were able to reach the dog and secured it while waiting for the arrival of the coastguard rescue teams.

“The dog, a cockerpoo, was successfully rescued by the coastguard rescue teams with the assistance of Fire Service crews, and reunited with his owner,”


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