A DOG had to be rescued after falling over a cliff on the Roseland Peninsula.

The incident happened on Friday evening near Portscatho.

Falmouth's inshore lifeboat was tasked to assist but crew members were unable to recover the animal, so a rope rescue was required.

Portscatho Coastguards set up a rope system above the cliff and a technician was lowered to the dog, collecting into an animal rescue sack.

Due to the number of crew required for extrication, the team awaited for support from Falmouth coastguards, to help retrieve him from the cliff side.

However, the decision was then taken to fully descend the cliff and handover the technician and dog to the inshore lifeboat, which ferried them both into Portscatho harbour.

Earlier in the day, Portscatho coastguards we tasked to reports of a person stranded by the tides near Porthcurnick beach.

However, by the time they arrived at the station, the person had managed to rescue themselves and coastguards were stood down.