Bruce the terrier cross cliff rescued from Hengistbury Head

This morning Southbourne and Lymington Coastguard Rescue Teams responded to a call to Hengistbury Head in Dorset where a dog had become stranded midway up a cliff.  They set up their dedicated rope rescue equipment and lowered a team member down to Bruce, a 6 year old terrier cross.

Bruce was quite happy to get out of the cold and into the animal rescue bag, he was unharmed by his experience and was fussed over by all as he was reunited with his very grateful owner.

George Close, UK coastguard said, ‘Our advice is simple, when you’re walking along cliff edges it’s important to keep your dog on a lead, to save both it and yourself from the fear felt if it goes over the edge.  If it does go over, be sure to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Don’t ever attempt to rescue your dog, we’ll get your dog back, we’re the experts.’

A local RSPCA officer was also on scene.

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