COASTGUARD ROUND-UP: Puppy in 200ft cliff plunge

Dorset Echo: White Nothe near Ringstead White Nothe near Ringstead

COASTGUARDS rescued a puppy that had fallen 200ft down a cliff east east of Weymouth.

The Wyke and Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Teams performed the cliff rescue to retrieve Marley, a 20 week old cocker spaniel puppy.

They were called out to a cliff east of White Nothe just before midday yesterday.

Elsewhere, the Portland Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was sent to help rescue a climber who fell from cliffs west of Anvil Point, Swanage.

It was scrambled, along with Swanage and St Albans coastguards and both Swanage Lifeboats, at 2.58pm yesterday.

The man was airlifted to Dorset County Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, to be met by Wyke Coastguards.

Also yesterday afternoon, coastguards were asked to search for an owner after a dog was found wandering on the cliff path near St Albans Head The owner was eventually contacted and found safe.

A fisherman’s boat was found alongside two yachts in Portland Marina after becoming adrift from a pontoon.

Wyke Regis coastguards investigated last night and the vessel was recovered by an angler.

Details were passed to the police for further investigation.

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11:13am Mon 10 Mar 14

monkeydog says...

It's a shame that people who allow their dogs to be placed in these dangerous situations aren't dealt with more seriously.
It's a shame that people who allow their dogs to be placed in these dangerous situations aren't dealt with more seriously. monkeydog
  • Score: 10

12:19pm Mon 10 Mar 14

peskykat says...

I am getting so tired of irresponsible dog-owners, if you love your pet
that much then you would make sure it was safe from danger by having it on alead near cliff edges etc, especially a puppy !!!, about time fines were issued to owners who allow their pets to need rescue from the cliffs, etc.
I am getting so tired of irresponsible dog-owners, if you love your pet that much then you would make sure it was safe from danger by having it on alead near cliff edges etc, especially a puppy !!!, about time fines were issued to owners who allow their pets to need rescue from the cliffs, etc. peskykat
  • Score: 14

2:19pm Mon 10 Mar 14

cj07589 says...

What sort of idiotic brainless dog owner takes a young puppy for walks next to cliff edges without using a lead?
What sort of idiotic brainless dog owner takes a young puppy for walks next to cliff edges without using a lead? cj07589
  • Score: 10

5:48pm Mon 10 Mar 14

I'mavoter says...

cj07589 wrote:
What sort of idiotic brainless dog owner takes a young puppy for walks next to cliff edges without using a lead?
'cj07589' , 'peskykat' and 'monkeydog'. I absolutely 100% agree with all three of you. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: What sort of idiotic brainless dog owner takes a young puppy for walks next to cliff edges without using a lead?[/p][/quote]'cj07589' , 'peskykat' and 'monkeydog'. I absolutely 100% agree with all three of you. Well said. I'mavoter
  • Score: 2

6:06pm Mon 10 Mar 14

CoogarUK.com says...

What a waste of valuable resources. It does nothing for the 'save the coastguard helicopter' campaign.
What a waste of valuable resources. It does nothing for the 'save the coastguard helicopter' campaign. CoogarUK.com
  • Score: 2

6:45pm Mon 10 Mar 14

arlbergbahn says...

CoogarUK.com wrote:
What a waste of valuable resources. It does nothing for the 'save the coastguard helicopter' campaign.
How cruel and callous humans are.
[quote][p][bold]CoogarUK.com[/bold] wrote: What a waste of valuable resources. It does nothing for the 'save the coastguard helicopter' campaign.[/p][/quote]How cruel and callous humans are. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -4

8:28pm Mon 10 Mar 14

peskykat says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
CoogarUK.com wrote: What a waste of valuable resources. It does nothing for the 'save the coastguard helicopter' campaign.
How cruel and callous humans are.
Actually i feel sorry for the pet that goes over the cliff !, i sometimes care
for 2 dogs belonging to a family friend and though both girls are usually well behaved i know that one of them if off the lead and spotted a bird or a rabbit, etc, would forget all commands and be off before i could even call her name, therefore not just because they are not my pets but because i love them dearly then i make sure they are on leads that can be extended to allow them
the freedom they need but still be under my guidance.
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CoogarUK.com[/bold] wrote: What a waste of valuable resources. It does nothing for the 'save the coastguard helicopter' campaign.[/p][/quote]How cruel and callous humans are.[/p][/quote]Actually i feel sorry for the pet that goes over the cliff !, i sometimes care for 2 dogs belonging to a family friend and though both girls are usually well behaved i know that one of them if off the lead and spotted a bird or a rabbit, etc, would forget all commands and be off before i could even call her name, therefore not just because they are not my pets but because i love them dearly then i make sure they are on leads that can be extended to allow them the freedom they need but still be under my guidance. peskykat
  • Score: 0

11:18pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Witch Hazel says...

I am a dog owner and my mine boggles to be honest.. why for goodness sake do people not take care with their dogs when out... do they not worry about them and just let them 'go'?.... I hate to read about all this with dogs which is totally unnecessary and a total waste of our valuable rescources we have... please dog owners take more responsibility its no good crying when your pet is gone and through your own stupid mistake.
I am a dog owner and my mine boggles to be honest.. why for goodness sake do people not take care with their dogs when out... do they not worry about them and just let them 'go'?.... I hate to read about all this with dogs which is totally unnecessary and a total waste of our valuable rescources we have... please dog owners take more responsibility its no good crying when your pet is gone and through your own stupid mistake. Witch Hazel
  • Score: 1

9:31am Tue 11 Mar 14

Havinganopinion says...

What a total waste of time and money. Whilst the coast guards are rescuing a dog (because their owner decides to let it off its lead near a cliff, limited intelligence) it may mean that should a real emergency happen, life and death situation, then someone's life is at risk because the emergency services are having to deal with someone else's incompetence.
What a total waste of time and money. Whilst the coast guards are rescuing a dog (because their owner decides to let it off its lead near a cliff, limited intelligence) it may mean that should a real emergency happen, life and death situation, then someone's life is at risk because the emergency services are having to deal with someone else's incompetence. Havinganopinion
  • Score: 2

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