March 1, 2009
warning after dog is killed in cliff plunge at Brean Down
have issued a safety warning after a dog plunged to its death
on Brean Down on Thursday (February 26th).
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.
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."
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
trapped on Brean rockface is rescued
call off search for missing dog
rescued by Coastguards at Brean Down