Dog Got Stuck Near Old Harry Rocks

At 14.51pm Sunday 12th December, Portland Coastguard received a call from walkers, who had sighted a dog whimpering at the base of cliffs.

Swanage Coastguard Rescue team were called out to Old Harry Rocks were the dog had been sighted.  

The dog was on a small beach which was only accessible by sea and appeared to be wearing a collar and dog coat. There was however no sign of an owner.            

Swanage RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch to commence a search for the owner, starting from Swanage beach to Old Harry Rocks.

Nothing was found so the dog was recovered and was found to be wearing a tag which linked it to a dog ID centre.                    

The centre was contacted and was able to let the owner know that the dog had been found. Swanage ILB brought the dog, a whippet cross called Samba back to Swanage Lifeboat station to be reunited with its owner.                       

Maddy Davey, Watch Officer, Portland Coastguard said:                     

β€œThe dog had been lost during a walk that morning and was lucky to be alive following the fall from the cliff.

β€œWe would like to remind dog owners that when walking dogs near the coast on cliff top paths to keep their dogs on a lead.

β€œIf you do lose your dog, please ensure that you notify the police, or if at the coast, the Coastguard.”