Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: March 27, 2006
Dog which disappeared over steeps cliffs at Brean Down is not found

A couple who lost their dog when it ran over the edge of cliffs at Brean Down returned on Monday for a renewed attempt to try and find the animal.

But despite a big search of the area, David Staynings, 43, and Diana Benjamin, 44, from Bristol did not find Blue, their four-year-old greyhound.

Brean DownOn Sunday, the dog had been enjoying a walk with its owners when it spotted a rabbit and suddenly ran towards the cliffs, disappearing over the edge.

David and Diana were unable to find the animal and Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea joined in the hunt amid concern that the couple might put themselves at risk by searching for themselves. But the search was fruitless and was called off at 9pm on Sunday.

On Monday morning, the owners returned to the Down again to see if they could find Blue - but they were unsuccessful.

David told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've given up just about all hope now. We looked over the rocks, along the beach, and also went to the cafe, but there was no sign."

"If Blue fell over the edge, he's probably a goner. If not, then he might possibly still turn up and someone will hopefully return him."


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