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Cliff fall dog rescued by Ilfracombe RNLI

PUBLISHED: 08:07 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:24 24 July 2017

Ilfracombe RNLI volunteers Gillian Cole, Nick Waites and Stuart Carpenter with Oscar. North Devon Gazette. Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe RNLI volunteers Gillian Cole, Nick Waites and Stuart Carpenter with Oscar. North Devon Gazette. Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe

Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe lifeboat crews came to the rescue of Oscar the spaniel after he fell 40 feet off a cliff near Woolacombe.

Ilfracombe inshore lifeboat crew members Andy Maslen and Ben Bengey with Oscar. North Devon Gazette. Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe Ilfracombe inshore lifeboat crew members Andy Maslen and Ben Bengey with Oscar. North Devon Gazette. Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe

The weather and sea conditions near Oscar the spaniel on the Woolacombe side of Morte Point were too rough for Ilfracombe RNLI’s inshore craft, so the all-weather lifeboat was dispatched as well.

Crews on the inshore boat, the Deborah Brown II, located him trying to scamper back up cliff towards his owners after he slipped his collar but it was too steep for him to climb.

Two crew members went ashore and carried Oscar onboard before he was transferred to the all-weather boat, The Barry and Peggy High Foundation.

An RNLI spokesman said: “Oscar seemed none the worse for his fall and was returned to Ilfracombe lifeboat station, where he waited patiently for his owners, who were relieved and grateful for his safe return.”

Inshore lifeboat helmsman Stuart Carpenter said: “It was a good call with a great outcome.

“The owners promptly called for help and sensibly waited for assistance.

“If you need help, do call for assistance rather than endanger yourself.”

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