Man and dog rescued from cliff ledge

A man, who climbed down to a cliff ledge to the aid of his pet Labrador, has been rescued by Coastguard Rescue Teams. 

HM Coastguard received a 999 call at around 12.45pm on Thursday 31 October reporting that a dog was stuck on a cliff ledge in Fairlight Cove, Channel Way, Hastings.

All set: Cliff rescue begins...
While Coastguard Rescue Teams were enroute, the owner climbed around five metres down the cliff to join his dog, a chocolate Labrador, on the ledge.

Teams from Hastings, Rye Bay and Bexhill, worked together to rescue first the owner, then his beloved pet. Both were unharmed.

Senior coastal operations officer, Alex Garrod said: “This was a great result – teams worked together to ensure that both dog and its owner are now home safe and well.

“But although it’s very understandable that people want to do all they can to save their dogs, I would urge members of the public who are concerned about the safety of their dogs at the beach or along the cliffs to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard, and to sit tight as we get there".

All safe: Coastguard Rescue Officer with rescued dog and owner

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