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'Chaos' on the cliffs at Poldhu as springer spaniel careers over edge
7:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A springer spaniel lived up to its breed, and name, last week when it went careering over the edge of a cliff at Poldhu, but luckily escaped with only scratches.
The dog, appropriately named Chaos, had been on walk with its owners from Middlesex, who were on holiday in the area and staying in Mullion when it fell 30ft onto a ledge below.
Coastguards from Mullion and Porthoustock were scrambled to an area of cliff near Poldhu Nursing Home.
Led by Mullion station officer Steve Pollard, two Porthoustock team members Bill Penman and Lavinia Tripconey were lowered over the edge of the cliff to retrieve the excitable dog.
It proved something of a challenge to get Chaos into the sling, as although he was bleeding from scratches on his back legs he was still able to run around.
Eventually the team were able to catch the dog and bring him back up to the top, where he was reunited with his relieved owners.
Mr Pollard said: “The dog had been chasing something and went over the cliff. There were slight cuts to the dog’s legs but just superficial.”
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