Dog rescuers rescued by Coastguard

The UK Coastguard rescued two men who had become stuck after climbing down a 200-ft cliff to rescue a dog.

The UK Coastguard rescued two men who had become stuck after climbing down a 200-ft (60-m) cliff to rescue a dog at Dame Hole Point near Welcombe.

The men had managed to climb down a precarious cliff path to reach the dog, but soon realised they couldn’t climb back up or down safely and a member of the public phoned the Coastguard for help.

Bude and Hartland Coastguard Rescue Teams were immediately sent to the scene along with the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Newquay. With dusk fast approaching, the Coastguard Rescue Teams set about preparing for a rope rescue and a helicopter landing site as a precautionary measure. The two men and the dog were winched from the cliff and were unharmed, but sadly the dog did not survive.