At 11:00 on Friday 31st July, Coleraine and Ballycastle Coastguard were tasked a dog fallen down a cliff close to Whitepark Bay.
The dog had fallen and become trapped in a fissure in the cliff. The teams were able to safely access the dog’s location and, after a little excavation, the unfortunate animal was freed unharmed.
HM Coastguard are responsible for rope rescue along the entire UK coastline. The teams will rescue domestic animals who have fallen to prevent their owners getting into difficulty trying to self-rescue their pets.
We urge all dog owners to keep their pets on a lead while walking near cliffs. If your pet gets into difficulty, do not attempt a rescue yourself. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.