Home   Deal   News   Article

RNLI called after dog cliff fall

Another warning to dog owners has been issued after a springer spaniel fell from the cliffs between Kingsdown and St Margaret’s.

Dover’s RNLI Lifeboat ‘City Of London II’ was called out on Sunday lunchtime to reports that a dog had gone over the White Cliffs.

Dover’s volunteer lifeboat crew promptly arrived on scene and launched their smaller

inflatable Y-Boat and two crew members assisted by Deal Coastguard proceeded with a shoreline search.

Unfortunately the dog, a black and white springer found dead.

It was removed by the crew and handed over to Coastguard officers at St Margaret’s Bay.

Dover Lifeboat crew member, Steve Ladner said “This highlights that dog owners really must keep their dogs on leads when walking on the cliffs.

It only takes a second for a dog to catch sight of a rabbit or a bird and before you know it they can be over the edge resulting in the tragic loss of a much loved pet.”

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More