Dog saved from cliff fall by narrow ledge

by Leanne Thompson on March 16, 2009

They say that cats have nine lives, but some dogs are lucky as well. Buster the Labrador is certainly a lucky dog as he had a narrow escape after falling over a cliff face, which had a steep 200 ft drop. The cliff was located in Dorset, and is near the Man O’ War Bay.

The dog’s owner was relieved to see that Buster had landed on a narrow ledge just below the cliff top, instead of plummeting the 200 ft to the sea and rocks below. He rushed to a campsite in Durdle Door to ask for some rope to try and rescue his dog, which alerted the coastguard.

They then dispatched a rescue team to retrieve the dog and haul him to safety.

Buster had a very lucky escape, as it could have been much worse for the three-year-old Labrador. Dog owners are advised to always keep their dogs on a lead when they’re near a cliff edge, and if something like this should happen, don’t attempt a rescue yourself.

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