Dorset

Dog dies in 150ft Durdle Door cliff plunge

  • 7 October 2012
  • From the section Dorset
Durdle Door
The dog, called Bob, was chasing birds when it fell over the edge at Durdle Door

A dog has died after falling 150ft (46m) from a cliff in Dorset.

The springer spaniel, called Bob, was chasing birds when it slipped over the edge at Durdle Door, Lulworth, on Saturday afternoon.

His "distraught" owners, from Kent, called 999 and a coastguard rescue team recovered the animal which had died from its injuries.

A spokesman for Portland Coastguard said the dog had been off its lead when it fell over the edge.

Cindy Rodaway, coastguard watch manager, said: "Even well behaved and obedient dogs can still behave unpredictably and run over cliffs when they hear or smell something interesting."

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