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Coastguard rescues person in difficulty after dog falls off cliff and dies

Updated: May 25


North coast coastguard teams have warned the public to keep their dogs on the lead when near cliffs.

It follows a rescue mounted today (Monday 23 May) by Coleraine and Ballycastle Coastguard Rope Rescue Teams in the Portstewart area.


The teams were tasked to a report that a dog had fallen off a cliff and the owner was in difficulty after attempting a rescue. Sadly the dog passed away. The owner was recovered safely.

A spokesperson for the Coastguard commented:


“Unfortunately this type of incident happens frequently around the North Coast.

“Please keep your pet on a lead near cliff edges. If your dog has fallen, do not attempt a rescue yourself but call 999 COASTGUARD.”