May 30, 2009
cliff plunge while chasing goat
on Brean Down
wardens have issued a safety warning to dog owners after a pet
plunged to its death from Brean Down on Saturday morning (May
beach warden Pete Williams was called to the foot of the Down
at 11am after a Staffordshire Bull Terrier fell down the cliffs
close to Brean Cove.
Williams told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
two year-old dog was owned by a Bridgwater couple and lost its
footing while chasing a goat. The owners were understandably shocked."
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 dog was killed in Ferbuary this year, and a greyhound
was killed in a fall in March 2006. A pet was successfully rescued
in August 2005, and a
golden retriever was also rescued in November 2007. (See
Dog killed in tumble
down Brean Down
trapped on Brean rockface is rescued
call off search for missing dog
rescued by Coastguards at Brean Down