rescue dog and owner after 40ft fall over cliffs of Brean Down
RNLI and BARB crews from Burnham-On-Sea were involved in a search
for a missing dog and its owner after an incident on Brean Down
on Sunday morning (April 12th).
and Weston RNLI lifeboats joined a team from BARB Search &
Rescue - who were already in the area training - after being tasked
to assist Coastguards shortly after 10am.
Spaniel Cross had fallen over the cliffs of the Down near the
fort and its concerned owner had clambered down the rocks to try
and locate it.
carried out a search of the rocks and the owner was found unhurt
but the dog suffered a laceration from its fall down the 40 foot
man and the dog were taken onboard a lifeboat and taken to the
safety of Brean beach.
Burnham Coastguard spokesman said: "There was good team working
by all the crews who were already in the area training, with a
positive result in the end."
Congram, helmsman of the Weston D Class lifeboat, said: "It
is always rewarding when we can achieve a satisfactory conclusion
like this. We only rescue animals to avoid their owners getting
themselves into trouble trying to rescue them. All we ask is that
people are very cautious when walking their dogs near cliffs."
helmsman Ashley Chappell added: "The owner was extremely
relieved to find his pet still alive."
The scenes at Brean Down on Sunday during the incident