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Dog rescued after falling off cliff
10:30am Saturday 9th February 2013 in News
A DOG which plunged off a cliff in Weymouth was safely recovered by coastguards.
Pepsi the jack russell tumbled over the edge at Bincleaves while out for a walk near the coast with its owner, sparking a frantic search.
Despite the fall, the owner could still hear Pepsi barking and scrambling around but could not get to her. They tried to coax the dog to safety without success.
A Portland Coastguard spokesman said although there is steep drop to the cliff, there was sufficient undergrowth to catch the dog’s fall, although it could not free itself. The dog fell about 200 yards along from the coastguard station.
After about three hours, the dog owner officially raised the alarm with coastguards.
Wyke Coastguard Rescue Officers were called in who met with workers at the bottom of the cliff at the Bincleaves arm of Portland Harbour and managed to get to the pet.
Pepsi was safely recovered and reunited with her grateful owner on Thursday.