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Dog Saved After Swansea Cliff Fall

The RNLI came to the rescue after the pup's fall at Rhossili

A dog has been saved following a cliff fall in Swansea.

Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat crew was called at around 12:30pm on Monday 11th of February after information was received from the Coastguard that a dog was in difficulty at Rhossili.

The Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat was launched and quickly made its way to where the dog was trapped having fallen off the cliffs between the Causeway to Wormshead and the shoreline on Rhossili beach in Gower.

The dog had been walking with its owner when it ran after a sheep.

The sheep fell over the cliff injuring itself and the dog followed.

The dog was located by the coastguard and lowered in a bag to the lifeboat in the sea below.

The dog which was uninjured was taken to the shore in the lifeboat where it was reunited with its owner.

The volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat were Anthony Payne, Dave Tonge and Nick O’Brien.

A spokesman for the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station said ‘I would remind people when walking on the coast to take care at all times particualy when near cliff edges.

When walking with dogs near sheep it is advisable to ensure they are on a lead’.

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