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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Dog dies after fall from North Coast cliff

A dog has sadly died after falling from Ramore Head on Sunday afternoon, despite rescue by the Coastguard.

The incident was confirmed by the Coastguard on Sunday evening who said;

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“At midday today the Coleraine Team was tasked, along with our flank station in Ballycastle, to Ramore Head Portrush, from where multiple 999 calls had been received, reporting a fallen dog. Concern was also expressed for one of the owners who had climbed over rocks to reach the fallen boxer.

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“Team members from Coleraine managed to reach the injured animal and to ensure that the owner was safe.

“The boxer was gently recovered to the cliff top but, sadly, was pronounced dead on arrival at the vet’s.

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“This unfortunate incident underlines the very important message that dogs should always be kept on a lead when being walked on cliff tops.”

The Coastguard finished by giving the following advice;

“If your pet does happen to fall from a cliff, please do not place yourself in danger: instead, DIAL 999 and ask for the COASTGUARD. We will do the rest.”

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