A DOG which fell over a cliff and broke its leg was rescued by a coastguard rescue team yesterday.

Portland Bill Coastguard Team said they received a call at 12.29pm yesterday (November 14) to a dog that fallen approximately 35ft over West Cliff on Portland.

The dog, a Collie Cross, was located by the team with a broken leg and was successfully rescued by the coastguards who were able to put the injured pet in an animal rescue bag to be transported back up to the top of the cliff.

A spokesman from Portland Bill Coastguard Team said: "Not long after returning to the station from the Remembrance service at Portland Cenotaph, the team were immediately tasked by Solent Coastguard to a dog that had fallen over the cliff, falling approximately 35ft into a crevice, south of Priory Corner.

"On arrival the team located the two-year-old Collie Cross with a broken leg and her owners at the base of the crevice.

"The team gained access to the crevice from a lower cliff path and were able to carefully place the Collie into the animal rescue bag, to be recovered back up the cliff path to the top of the cliff.

"Once safely back to the top of the cliff, the dog was transported to the owners vehicle to be taken to the vets for a full check up. The team then stood down and returned to station."