Dog killed in cliff fall at Brean Down, prompting new safety warning
dog plunged to its death after falling down the cliffs of Brean
Down on Sunday afternoon (October 12th), prompting a fresh safety
family from Bristol was walking their alsatian along the top of
the Down when it ran off and plunged down the cliffs on the south
beach warden was alerted shortly after 3pm, but there was nothing
that could be done to help the animal, which was instantly killed.
owners were understandably very sad," beach warden Dave Furber
told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "They had been walking near the
trig point when their dog went missing. The family came down to
the beach and then walked along the base of the cliffs to recover
serves as another sad warning about keeping dogs under close control
and heading the warning signs."
incident is the latest in a series of accidents involving dogs
falling from the cliffs at Brean Down in recent years. The National
Trust, which manages Brean Down, introduced a number of new warning
signs in 2011, including several on the steps leading up the Down.
National Trust spokesman said: "We appeal to all dog owners
to take extra care when using the cliff-top paths. Dogs
should be kept under close control or on a lead to prevent accidents
like this happening."
The warning signs at Brean Down and, above, the spot where the
dog fell to its death