– RNLI spokesperson
The RNLI are happy for dog owners to know that they will rescue animals in these situations. The worst situation is when the owners try to rescue the pet and come to grief themselves.
Tom, a German shorthaired pointer, was rescued by the Dartmouth RNLI crew after ending up perched on a rocky ledge at the foot of a cliff. He had slipped and fallen during a walk with his owner at North Hallsands, Devon.
He was transported away from the scene by lifeboat before being put in a padded container and reunited with his owner. Despite breaking several bones, vets say Tom will survive.