Happy ending in dog over cliff tale

From Bude Coastguard (a brilliant well done to all the team and a reminder to people to be very careful with their dogs near cliffs):

Last Thursday we were paged to a report of a dog that had fallen around 100ft off the cliffs at Menachurch, near Northcott. The owners, in Bude on holiday, subsequently found themselves cut off by the tide after they went down to tend her.

We performed a technical rope rescue to recover the casualties before bringing their badly injured dog, Scout, up the cliff in our purpose-made dog-bag.

Fearing the worst, we phoned to forewarn Tamar Vets of their impending casualty. On arrival, Scout was rushed into the treatment room and was attended to by three vets. X-rays and scans showed blood in her abdomen and she had a collapsed lung but incredibly, she had no broken bones.

After a few days of close monitoring, she was deemed well enough to rejoin her owners on holiday.

Here she is today, with Ben, our rope rescue technician who descended the cliff four times to recover all the casualties (with a little help from his teammates).

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