dog dies in cliff plunge on Brean Down
further dog has died this week after falling down the steep cliffs
of Brean Down - the THIRD such incident in just a fortnight.
learns the black springer cross cocker plunged to its death on
Tuesday (April 6th).
two year-old pet had been walking without a lead on top of the
Down when it ran off, then fell down the cliffs 50ft to the east
of the caves at Brean Cove.
owners, from Worcester, managed to retrieve the body of the dog
without a search being mounted.
reported last week
how Bath couple Lorraine and Jonathan Hawkins had found the body
of Daisy, their greyhound cross whippet, at the base of the cliffs
near Brean Down Fort after she went missing the previous day.
dog had a lucky escape
last Saturday when it was found safe and well after tumbling
down the cliffs.
National Trust has said extra warning signs will not be introduced
on Brean Down, despite the spate of incidents.
Courtiour, the National Trust's Countryside Manager for Somerset,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are obviously very sad to hear
do, however, have clear warning signs telling dog owners that
they must keep their dogs under control on the steep cliffs. These
signs are placed at both entrances to Brean Down so every dog
walker will see them."
a dozen dogs have died in falls from the cliffs on Brean Down
in the last two years.