2011 Incident #9 19.03.11 1503UTC #783

During the course of the mud rescue, another emergency 999 call was received. A chocolate Labrador, 3 year old Lola, had fallen from the top of Golden Cap, the highest cliff (190m) on the South Coast becoming trapped in undergrowth some 6m from the top. With the mud rescue already underway, our flank Coastguard team at West Bay were tasked to rescue the dog, with three members of our team were sent to assist. The West Bay team set up for a full cliff rescue and the dog was safely recovered to the top.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12799930

HM Coastguard carry out ‘dog’ rescues on the beaches and cliffs, because invariably concerned owners endanger themselves prior to calling for help. If you are walking your dog near the cliff edge, it is also best to keep your dog on a lead. However, if the dog does venture over the cliff edge, please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Do not put yourself or others in danger by trying to rescue the dog yourself.

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