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Dog dies after falling from cliffs

The Coastguard have issued a warning after two dogs fell from cliffs in two separate incidents.

Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and the Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat were called yesterday [Saturday 6 October] after a golden retriever fell 40 feet from cliffs at Exmouth.

The owners, who were in the area on holiday, were walking on the cliff top when the incident happened. The dog survived the fall.Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team were later called to a further incident at cliffs near to Durdle Door, Dorset, where another dog died after falling 150 feet.

When walking near cliffs you should keep your dog on a lead to keep them safe.

Even well behaved and obedient dogs can still behave unpredictably and run over cliffs when they hear or smell something interesting.

If your dog goes over please dont attempt a rescue, in an emergency contact 999 for the Coastguard.

– Cindy Rodaway, Portland Coastguard Watch Manager

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