Friday, 22 May 2015

Hector takes a tumble and is rescued.

The Swanage Coastguard team along with the St Albans Coastguard team were paged just after 6pm to a report of a dog stuck on side of the cliff on the Downs.

The worried owner had run to the NCI lookout after their dog fell over the cliff. Two members of the public offered to go over the cliff but thankfully the owners declined their offer.

The Swanage Team set up above the last known location of the dog, sending their rope technician to look. The dog could be heard but not seen.

Can you see Hector?

Having got level, Kerry our technician wasn't quite able to reach Hector and he wasn't coming near a strange Coastguard.

So the St Albans team set up and deployed their Technician some 50 ft away and with a second technician heading down the cliff, Hector decided he was probably better off towards Kerry.

With some gentle discussion Hector finally decided Kerry was the only safe way back up the cliff.

Kerry delivers the dog safely back to his owner who were very very grateful.

Hector arrived back in the Coastguard Animal Bag

Hector thanks Kerry for being rescued.

A great outcome with both teams working very well.

Always keep dogs on leads when near cliffs - in an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


Phil Robinson said...

Yay! Well done Kerry!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much to the wonderful team who rescued our beloved Hector, he is fine and still chasing balls. Kerry did a great job on her first rescue. Brilliant work! Hectors grateful owners.