Dog alive after 300ft cliff top fall at Belle Tout

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A collie dog miraculously survived a 300 foot fall after plunging off cliff tops at Belle Tout.

Newhaven Lifeboat was called to the scene on Thursday November 21 where the owners believed their pet was still alive.

Incredibly the animal appeared to be relatively unscathed and was spotted cowering at the base of the cliffs.

Newhaven Lifeboat coxswain Phill Corsi said: “If you are walking your dog along the cliffs please ensure that they are kept on a lead for their own safety as we have attended many more incidents of this nature this year.

“This collie is incredibly lucky to survive such a fall, sadly this is rarely the case.”

The distraught owners of the dog had contacted the Coastguard after the dog fell.

At 2.30pm the volunteer crew was guided in by Coastguard teams who could see the animal from the cliff top.

The lifeboat launched its inflatable boat and one crew member went ashore to help the distressed pet.

The collie dog was taken to Birling Gap to be reunited with its grateful owners.

Newhaven Lifeboat then returned to the station, was washed down and was ready for service 4.22pm.

In May a dog which leapt from Seaford Head survived the 55 metre fall without a scratch on her.

Newhaven Coastguard station officer Trevor Cutler said in the 23 years he had been a Coastguard, this was the first time he had seen a dog survive falling from the cliffs.