called to Brean Down amid concern for dog owner
Coastguards were called to Brean Down on Friday afternoon (March
16th) amid concern for the safety of a dog owner after his pet
was thought to have tumbled down steep cliffs.
spaniel went missing just before 1pm, prompting the owner to raise
the alarm by contacting Coastguards.
Jefferies from Burnham Coastguards told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There
was concern that the dog owner might put his own safety at risk,
trying to reach the dog by clambering down the cliffs."
therefore conducted a search of the cliffs and the base of the
Down, but no trace of the animal was found. It's thought that
it ran off after a rabbit while being walked along the Down."
2010, the National Trust introduced several new signs on Brean
Down - as we reported here
- to warn dog owners about the dangers of the steep cliffs following
a series of incidents in which dogs were killed.
Burnham Coastguards on Brean Down on Friday afternoon