We are fortunate to have miles and miles of beautiful cliff walks along our coastline.
However, in places the cliffs are steep with a sharp drop down to the beach or rocks below and so can be treacherous for the unwary.
Young and excitable dogs in particular may be at risk of a fall, particularly if following a scent through cliff-side undergrowth or chasing a bird for example, and thus being unaware of their surroundings.
To avoid a potentially tragic accident, we advise being aware of where the sheer cliff edges are and keeping your dog on a lead during these stretches, or anywhere you may be in doubt.
Potential injuries range from bruising through to fractured limbs, pneumothorax (burst lung) and of course fatality, depending on the height of a fall sustained.
Two dogs go over Cornish cliffs in two days
Article courtesy of Pirate FM News –
Coastguard rescuers have been called to save two dogs that have gone over cliffs in north Cornwall in as many days.
Owners are being urged to keep pets on leads around our coast, especially close to the edges of cliffs and harbours.
Teams from Polzeath, Boscastle and Bude were scrambled along with the Port Isaac lifeboat.
Her crew managed to guide them to help the animals in what were described as rough sea conditions.
Polzeath Coastguard Rescue Team said: “We were tasked this morning for the second time in 48hrs to reports a dog was over the cliff at Smiths Cliff Bossiney. Also attending was Boscastle CRT and Port Isaac RNLI.