The Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Cliff Rescue team were called to the cliffs west of North Hallsands beach after a German Shorthaired Pointer had fallen 80 feet down the cliffs. They could see the dog on a ledge at the foot of the cliffs and requested that the Dart inshore lifeboat recover him and reunite him with his owner on Hallsands beach. When the crew arrived the dog tried to come to them but his left front leg was quite deformed by a fracture. He also had a fractured jaw and rib. The crew carried the very well natured dog back to the boat. Once at the beach he was gently placed in a padded fish-box for his owner to take him off to the vet.
Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, Helmsman. Tony Rendle and Jamie Mathys, crewmen.
Launch crew. Mark Conroy, tractor driver. Chris Rampling launch crew.