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 "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)


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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