Dorset

Dog dies in 90ft Durlston Head cliff plunge

  • 31 March 2014
  • From the section Dorset
Durlston Bay from Durlston Castle
Image caption The Labrador, called Elsa, fell from a cliff near Durlston Castle at Durlston Head

A dog has died after falling 90ft (27m) from a cliff in Dorset.

The Labrador, called Elsa, fell from a cliff close to Durlston Castle at Durlston Head, in Swanage, on Sunday afternoon.

Swanage Coastguard rescue team and the RNLI inshore lifeboat recovered the 16-month-old animal, which died from its injuries, from the sea.

The dog's owner was said to be "absolutely distraught".

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