in fall down cliffs at Brean Down, prompting safety warning
fresh warning has been issued to dog owners after a pet was killed
in a fall down cliffs at Brean Down on Saturday (July 15th).
Coastguards were called to Brean Down by the beach warden amid concern
for the safety of the pet's owner, who was trying to retrieve the
dog - a female Staffordshire Bull Terrier - had fallen down the
cliffs on the south side of the Down, near the trig point, and had
been missing since yesterday when it was spotted by the owner.
warden Dave Furber had raised the alarm and called Coastguards after
the dog's owner said he would clamber out along the rocks at the
base of the Down.
was concern that the owner would be putting himself in difficulty
and I therefore called in the Coastguards to safely reach him,"
he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of three Coastguards walked out along the Down, as pictured here,
and retrieved the dog's body, wrapped in a blanket, and also helped
the owner back to the safety of the beach.
again warned owners to keep dogs on leads while being walked on
the Down. It is the latest in a spate of incidents on the Down where
dogs have fallen over the cliffs.