Dog rescued following cliff fall

(Last Updated On: May 27, 2021)

A dog was rescued by Coastguard crews this morning, Thursday 27 May, after going over a cliff in Salcombe.

Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team and Bigbury Coastguard Rescue team were tasked to the incident near Soar Mill Cove Hotel.

The dog was fortunately found alive.

Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team said about the incident: “Initial investigations could not determine the exact location of the dog, or even if it had fallen. We requested the assistance of Salcombe RNLI to help search the shoreline and provide safety cover for our rope technicians.
Salcombe ALB deployed their Y boat to search areas close inshore that could not be viewed from the cliff top. The Y boat crew successfully located the dog alive. It was decided that the safest method of recovery was to deploy a rope rescue technician and bring the dog to the top of the cliff.

Facebook/Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team

“One sore dog was successfully reunited with one happy family.

“PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep your dog on a lead when walking the coast path.
If your pet does unfortunately fall over the cliff, DO NOT attempt to rescue it yourself. Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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