A DOG had to be rescued by the RNLI and Coastguard after falling almost 400ft off a cliff.
The Eastbourne Lifeboat helped locate and rescue the dog and its owner who were trapped on the cliff
An RNLI spokesman said the dog had fallen almost 400ft and the distraught owner was “trying to recover him”.
The crew launched the coastal lifeboat around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
A Coast Guard was lowered down the cliff face, recovered the injured dog and returned it to the owner on the beach.
“Due to deteriorating sea and tide conditions, helmsman Dean Parker made the decision to return everyone to the Coastal Rescue Station,” the spokesman added.
“Back on shore, the owner, who was very cold and in shock, was attended to by the lifeboat crew and the dog was taken by the Coast Guard to local veterinarians for an evaluation and treatment for injuries.
“This was a very unfortunate accident and we would urge people to be aware of the dangers of walking dogs along the coast.
“Always dial 999 in situations like this and ask for the Coast Guard.”
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