Luckily the dog 'Tarka' survived the fall and was picked up by a passing vessel and taken to South Beach, Studland.
Colleagues from St Albans Coastguard were also paged but stood down when the dog was recovered by a passing boat.
|Dogs on leads - how apt.|
The team reunited the owner with their dog.
Highlight of the evening was our very own Eric Hudson who turned up at the job - dressed in his Swanage Carnival red shirt and sporting face paint - dog paw prints!
Well it was the Swanage Carnival Dog Show today!