Another dog rescued after cliff tumble – but response teams say they ‘don’t mind’ helping pets
THREE rescue teams were needed at Mawgan Porth this afternoon to rescue a dog that had tumbled over a cliff edge.
The call-out marks the latest in a string of similar incidents on Cornwall’s coast - but coastguards have stressed they “don’t mind” rescuing people’s clumsy pets.
Newquay’s coastguard cliff rescue team received an emergency call at 4.25pm and raced to the scene at Griffin’s Point to assess the situation.
They quickly decided the German Wirehaired Pointer was more easily accessible from the foot of the cliff, and called for backup from the RNLI inshore lifeboat.
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The lucky mutt was then reunited with its grateful owner on Mawgan Porth beach, with the help of the nearby Watergate Bay lifeguards.
A spokesman for Falmouth Coastguard said there had been numerous callouts to reports of dogs falling off cliffs in recent months.
He added: “We don’t mind. It’s better that we go out and retrieve these dogs than the owners try to climb down the cliffs themselves.”