Coastguards issue warning as dog
dies at Brean
Coastguards and a RNLI lifeboat were called out on Tuesday evening
(February 20th) after a dog over the steep cliffs at Brean Down.
were called out at 6.35pm to reports of a person attempting to find
their Boxer dog that had fallen off the southern side of Brean Down.
spokesman said: "The dog was last seen at Trig point, where
it had chased the goats that live on the Down and disappeared out
the owner chasing after the dog, it had gone. They had been admiring
the sunset from the fort and were just returning to their car when
Coastguard team members kitted up with life jackets for a search
along the base of the Down but due to the incoming tide and risk
of getting cut off they returned to the safety of the beach."
other team members who were on the top of the Down performed a last
known position search, and two search teams also performed a foot
search from the steps to the Trig point covering the northern and
southern sides of the Down.
Haven Operations Room also tasked Weston lifeboats to carry out
a search of the Down where our team members were unable to reach
once the tide had come in."
a thorough search they discovered the lifeless body of the Boxer
Dog and recovered it back to the shore where they handed it over
to our waiting Coastguards. The dog was then handed over to the
emotional owners who were very grateful for our assistance. A sad
ending to an enjoyable family walk."
said it is so important to keep dogs on a lead on high ground.
many owners including this one tell us how obedient their dog is,
and how they never chase goats, rabbits or even run off. Dog
owners who lose their dog over the side should not try and follow
it as they may become a casualty themselves."
The search on Brean Down on Tuesday evening (photos Burnham-On-Sea