Published: March 1, 2009
Coastguard warning after dog is killed in cliff plunge at Brean Down

Brean DownCoastguards have issued a safety warning after a dog plunged to its death on Brean Down on Thursday (February 26th).

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were alerted after the dog tumbled down the steep cliffs while chasing a goat, but there was nothing they or the animal's owners could do to help.

A Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We advise dog owners to keep their pets well away from cliff edges and to keep them on a lead if possible."

There have been several dog-related incidents on Brean Down in recent years. A greyhound was killed in a fall in March 2006, a pet was successfully rescued in August 2005, and a golden retriever was rescued in November 2007. (See links below)

RELATED LINKS:

Dog trapped on Brean rockface is rescued
Coastguards call off search for missing dog

Dog rescued by Coastguards at Brean Down
Official Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard Website

 




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