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Fireman bitten by terrier he had rescued from cliffs at Capel

By Robert Barman

A dog saved in a cliff fall bit its rescuer.

The female black terrier, who had tumbled 75ft, nipped the hand of the firefighter who retrieved it.

Folkestone Fire Station watch manager Mick Burgess: “One of our crew had rescued the dog from a ledge and it nipped him as a thank-you.

“But neither the dog nor the firefighter were hurt at all.”

The dog had fallen over the cliff at Old Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, as it had chased a fox on Sunday.

The dog, walked by a couple, fell over the edge and skidded 25 metres until it landed on a ledge.

A crew from Folkestone was called out a 1.25pm along with a line rescue unit from Deal. The bitten firefighter had abseiled down to rescue it.

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