9, 2017 Coastguards
called to goat stuck on cliffs for six days at Brean Down
Coastguards were called to Brean Down on Saturday afternoon (April
8th) amid concerns that a group of people were putting themselves
in difficulty to reach this goat on the cliffs.
Brean beach warden raised the alarm after several young people were
reported to have tried climbing up the cliffs to reach the animal.
Coastguard spokesman said: "Once on scene we liaised with our
operations room and it was decided after a quick investigation that
no lives were in danger so we were instructed not to initiate a
our previous experience, goats have appeared stuck for days but
when approached run off."
no risk to human life we were stood down. We don't rescue animals
including dogs, we only prevent human casualties, when necessary."
appreciate this is an emotive subject but we can only intervene
if there is risk to human life. If you have a coastal emergency,
dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."
was handed over to the fire service on Saturday, who also decided
that because no human life was at risk they would also not conduct
RSPCA and a cliff rescue team in Bristol have also been approached
to help the goat, which the beach warden says has been stuck since