HM Coastguard responded to Tennyson Down yesterday evening (Friday), after reports of a dog going over the edge of the cliff.
Crews from Needles and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Teams were sent to the incident, where a rope technician was sent over the edge to try and locate the spaniel.
Sadly, despite best efforts, the dog could not be found.
📟 CALLOUT 24.07.20 20:09 92/2020— Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team (@VentnorCRT) July 25, 2020
Tasked with @needlescrt after owners had reported their dog had fallen off the cliff between Watcombe Bay and Tennyson Monument
A technical rope set up was put in place and a technician was lowered to investigate alongside @FLifeboat pic.twitter.com/dg8fWDoItV
It's prompted a reminder from emergency teams to keep dogs on leads near cliff edges.