South Scotland

Dog dies in St Abbs coastal cliff fall

Cliffs Image copyright Lynne Kirton

A dog has died after falling 120ft (36m) down the side of a cliff on the Scottish Borders coastline.

Eyemouth inshore and all-weather lifeboats were called out at 13:20 on Wednesday amid concerns for the animal and its owners.

They had been walking along cliffs north of St Abbs when the dog fell down the steep drop.

A search of the coastline found the dog owners safe and well but their pet had not survived its fall.

The Eyemouth lifeboat was called out for a second time two hours later.

It helped to escort a yacht which was suffering engine difficulties back to Eyemouth harbour.

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