Cliff fall dog has lucky escape at Flamborough

The dog was rescued after plunging down a cliff at Flamborough

The dog was rescued after plunging down a cliff at Flamborough

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A dog had a lucky escape after it escaped with only a broken leg after it went over a cliff in Flamborough.

Flamborough’s RNLI Lifeboat were called at 2.52pm on Sunday, June 9, after the coastguard received a report that an English bull terrier had fallen from the cliff at Green Stacks, which is between the foghorn station and south landing near the village.

The dog, Chunky, which belonged to a local couple, was thought to have been chasing something when it fell.

The lifeboat crew took the Elizabeth Jane Palmer to search for the dog.

Crew member Stewart Cross waded out to the dog, which had scampered down a grassy bank and fallen around 20 feet.

The coastguard search and rescue team lowered a harness from the cliff top and brought Chunky back up to the cliff top, where he was reunited with his owners suffering a broken leg but no more serious injuries.

Mr Cross said: “We would as always advise everyone to keep their dog on a lead when they are walking on the cliff top.

“They can often misjudge where the edge of the cliff is and become distracted while chasing birds or other animals, which can lead to more serious injuries than a broken leg.”