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Dog miraculously survives after falling 300FT from cliff

A dog came bark from the dead when it fell 300ft over a cliff – and survived with just sore paws.

Digger the springer spaniel strayed from a path and disappeared over the edge during a walk with her owner on the Channel Island of Alderney.

Her desperate owner was unable to rescue her because of the sheer drop and called in the RNLI.

Alderney RNLI crew member Paul Fairclough with the rescued dog.

Alderney RNLI crew member Paul Fairclough with the rescued dog.

They rescued the “bedraggled” dog from the beach below and were amazed to find she did not need veterinary treatment and had only suffered sore paws.

Within an hour Digger was reunited with her relieved owner at the island’s Braye Harbour.

Alderney RNLI said: “Our relief lifeboat ‘Corinne Whiteley’ was called to rescue a stranded dog at the bottom of a 300 foot cliff at Telegraph Bay on Saturday.

A RNLI crew pictured as they rescue a dog which fell 300ft off this cliff.

A RNLI crew pictured as they rescue a dog which fell 300ft off this cliff.

“The dog who had been walking with its owner had strayed from the path and tumbled onto the beach, the owner was unable to reach the dog due to the sheer rock face at the foot of the cliff.

“The All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 17.15, with the Boarding Boat on escort, both vessels were on scene at 17.37.

“The boarding boat and three crew landed ashore and rescued the dog at 17.46.

“The bedraggled and grateful pooch was reunited with it’s relieved owner at Braye Harbour at 18.10.”

They added: “The dog is fine apart from some sore paws and has not required veterinary treatment.”

People took to social media to wish the dog well.

Fran Trathen wrote on Facebook: “Digga (sic) you are one lucky pup.”

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