Earlier this morning at approximately 11am, the Coastguard teams from Coleraine and Ballycastle, were tasked to a dog who had fallen down a cliff close to Whitepark Bay.
The dog had fallen and become trapped in a fissure in the cliff, fortunately teams were able to safely access the dog’s location.
Following some excavation, the unfortunate animal was freed unharmed and reunited with its owner.
HM Coastguard are responsible for rope rescues along the entire UK coastline, which includes rescue of domestic animals who have fallen to prevent their owners getting into difficulty trying to self-rescue their pets.
A coastguard spokesperson said: “we urge all dog owners to keep their pets on a lead while walking near cliffs. If your pet gets into difficulty, do not attempt a rescue yourself. Call 999 and ask for Coastguard.
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