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Dog survives 70ft fall from cliffs on north coast

By Claire Cromie

Published 22/06/2015

Rescue teams carry the black Labrador to safety
Rescue teams carry the black Labrador to safety
Rescue teams search for the dog at Port Moon

A lucky Labrador survived a 70ft fall from cliffs on Northern Ireland's north coast after a rescue operation.

The alarm was raised by an off-duty member of the Coleraine Coastguard Team, who had been kayaking in the Causeway area and spotted two adults searching below the cliffs at Port Moon.

The couple were looking for their dog, which had fallen about 70ft from the cliff path above.

Coleraine and Ballycastle Coastguard Rescue teams were tasked to the scene as concerns mounted for the missing dog and for the couple searching for it.

They found the injured dog and took it to safety, along with the owners, at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

The Coastguard said the incident was a timely reminder to keep all dogs on a leash when near cliffs, and to not put yourself at risk - instead call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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