Dog rescued after falling 40 foot into a rock gulley in Lyme Regis (From Bridport and Lyme Regis News)
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Dog rescued after 40 foot drop in Lyme Regis
A COLLIE dog was rescued by Lyme Regis coastguards after falling 40 foot into a deep ravine.
Portland coastguard was contacted by the distressed owners on Saturday afternoon after their dog, Poppy, had chased a pheasant over the edge of a deep rock gulley between Lyme Regis and Seaton.
After an intitial search in failing light on Saturday the coastguards couldn't find Poppy, so called off the search.
However, on Sunday, the coastguards and owners returned and heard Poppy in the ravine below.
She was then rescued by the coastguards after the team descended into the ravine on ropes.
The four year old was then reunited with the owners, who were holidaying nearby in Colliford.
Watch Manager Maddy Davey at Portland Coastguard said: “Happily this animal has been very fortunate to survive the 40 foot fall into the ravine and then to be rescued.
"The best advice we can offer to dog owners walking at the coast is to always keep your dog on a lead near sheer drops or where you are unsure of the terrain ahead.”
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