Info and photo from the Bude Coastguard Facebook page:
Bude Coastguard Rescue Team headed off on a rescue mission on the morning of Thursday September 21st following a report of a dog that had gone over the cliff at Compass Point in Bude.
As this incident was likely to involve a technical rope rescue, Hartland CRT were also tasked to provide personnel backup. The Bude RNLI Lifeboat crew were also tasked, but the sea was too rough for them to launch. They provided back-up cover for the Coastguard team.
With the location where the dog went over the cliff confirmed by the owner, two Rope Rescue Technicians from the Bude team, after safety discussions (as the tide was coming in), rigged the clifftop setup, and a Rope Rescue Technician descended to the beach.
After a short search, the dog was located sheltering under a boulder. Alive, and with seemingly minor injuries, the dog was carefully placed into the Animal Rescue Bag, and the good news is that both the Technician and the dog were recovered to the clifftop, where the dog was reunited with his owners.
A massive well done to the coastguard.
The usual info applies about keeping dogs on leads near cliff edges. Please heed it.