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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:
“The dog had been lost during a walk that morning and was lucky to be alive following the fall from the cliff.
“We would like to remind dog owners that when walking dogs near the coast on cliff top paths to keep their dogs on a lead.
“If you do lose your dog, please ensure that you notify the police, or if at the coast, the Coastguard.”