owner thanks Burnham Coastguards following pet's 80m cliff fall
emotional dog owner has thanked Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards after
her pet was rescued following an 80 metre fall from the highest
point of Brean Down yesterday (Wednesday).
an 18-month Shih Tzu, was found by Coastguards after taking a
tumble down the steep cliffs during a walk just before 2pm.
Coastguard Officer Dave Welland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
were called to reports of a person trying to recover their dog
after it went over the edge of Brean Down."
team searched the base of the Down while the other searched along
the top and the dog was eventually found on the beach at the bottom.
Incredibly, he just a few scrapes and bruises."
was a big fall from the edge of the highest point of the Down.
He was lucky not to have suffered any serious injuries and still
had enough energy to snarl at the Coastguard officer rescuing
Jackie Guest, from Birmingham, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm
so grateful to the Coastguard team for their quick response and
their help in rescuing Alfie. It was a terrible afternoon and
I am so relieved to have him back."
dog had been on a lead and had run off after a goat while the
owner had placed the lead on the floor and stood on it to try
and secure it.
The moment that the dog was reunited with its relieved owner