Dorset

Dog rescued after 30ft cliff fall near Durdle Door

Lily after the rescue
Image caption The coastguard advise dogwalkers against trying to rescue their pets alone

A dog that fell about 30ft (9m) from a cliff face in Dorset has been rescued by the Portland Coastguard.

The owners of a spaniel, Lily, called the coastguard on Sunday afternoon after the dog fell and became stuck on a ledge near Durdle Door.

Wyke and Lulworth Coastguard rescue teams used rope equipment and a bag to bring Lily back to the top, where she was reunited with her owner.

A coastguard spokeswoman urged owners to keep their dogs on leads.

She added that the coastguard "strongly" advised owners not to attempt to rescue their dogs but to call for assistance.

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