Coastguards have repeated their warnings about keeping dogs on leads
Coastguards have rescued a dog which went over steep cliffs in a Devon resort.
Rescue teams from Torbay and Berry Head Coastguard had to set up a cliff rescue after the spaniel went over the cliff at Roundham Head on Torquay seafront.
A Torbay Coastguard spokesman said: “They were able to see and hear the dog from their location. We set up our cliff technician and our two stake holdfast to start lowering him over, when the dog started to come closer.
“Our edge safety officer was able to get hold of the dog and bring him into the safe hands of the cliff technician. The dog is safe and well and back with their owners.
“The dog managed to get over the edge there is a railing in place. Out of the odd chance it managed to get through a small gap between the wall and fence.
“Where we do recommend keeping your dog on a lead on coastal paths, this part of Roundham Head is more of a park.”
Torbay Coastguard attended 13 incidents last year involving dogs being in precarious places along the coastline.