Dog plunges over Eastbourne cliff after chasing seagull

Dog plunges over Eastbourne cliff after chasing seagull

Dog plunges over Eastbourne cliff after chasing seagull

First published in News

A dog plunged over a cliff after chasing a seagull.

The Spaniel was seen pursuing the bird on Wednesday (April 2) afternoon at Whitbread Hollow near Eastbourne.

After flying off towards the sea, the dog followed and fell to the beach below.

The coastguard was sent out and found the dog but were unable to retrieve it.

Eastbourne’s RNLI recovered the Spaniel before it was rushed to a local veterinary practice.

The dog’s condition is unknown.

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8:10pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Alolito
Alolito Anna Phylactic
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Wed 2 Apr 14

babsticals says...

Why the hell do people let their dogs run loose on a cliff top? Should be charged with neglect!! I hope the dog makes a full recovery.
Why the hell do people let their dogs run loose on a cliff top? Should be charged with neglect!! I hope the dog makes a full recovery. babsticals
  • Score: 33

9:47pm Wed 2 Apr 14

dwhitt says...

control to coastguard : "Boat in desperate need of assistance 2 miles due north of your position - lives in peril"
coastguard to control "Sorry can't assist - still looking for this dog"
control to coastguard : "Boat in desperate need of assistance 2 miles due north of your position - lives in peril" coastguard to control "Sorry can't assist - still looking for this dog" dwhitt
  • Score: -18

6:24am Thu 3 Apr 14

greeg2 says...

"unable to retrieve it" then it's "rushed to a local veterinary practice."
Who writes this garbage !!
"unable to retrieve it" then it's "rushed to a local veterinary practice." Who writes this garbage !! greeg2
  • Score: 2

7:06am Thu 3 Apr 14

voice_of_middle_england says...

greeg2 wrote:
"unable to retrieve it" then it's "rushed to a local veterinary practice."
Who writes this garbage !!
Someone with more intelligence than the readers? Coastguard located the dog but were unable to reach it so the Lifeboat was called to retrieve it.

Halfwit, 2 miles north of their location would require the services of the RAC rather than the Coastguard. The reason they're tasked to this type of call is to stop the idiot owners from attempting a rescue themselves and causing even more of a problem.
[quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: "unable to retrieve it" then it's "rushed to a local veterinary practice." Who writes this garbage !![/p][/quote]Someone with more intelligence than the readers? Coastguard located the dog but were unable to reach it so the Lifeboat was called to retrieve it. Halfwit, 2 miles north of their location would require the services of the RAC rather than the Coastguard. The reason they're tasked to this type of call is to stop the idiot owners from attempting a rescue themselves and causing even more of a problem. voice_of_middle_england
  • Score: 14

8:24am Thu 3 Apr 14

Juleyanne says...

Why oh why, do some dog owners fail to get the essential message that you should never let any dog run free close to clifftops! No dog however well trained is safe if not on a lead. Some dog owners wrongly assume that they can call their dogs back. Recent research has proved that adrenalin pumped dogs go deaf when in pursuit of rabbits or seagulls and do not see cliff edges!
For those that wrongly think they are simply giving their dog freedom to roam in such hazardous terrain are actually putting their dogs in acute danger.
There are so many far safer places they can let their dogs run free but for heavens sake, a cliff top is not one of them!
Why oh why, do some dog owners fail to get the essential message that you should never let any dog run free close to clifftops! No dog however well trained is safe if not on a lead. Some dog owners wrongly assume that they can call their dogs back. Recent research has proved that adrenalin pumped dogs go deaf when in pursuit of rabbits or seagulls and do not see cliff edges! For those that wrongly think they are simply giving their dog freedom to roam in such hazardous terrain are actually putting their dogs in acute danger. There are so many far safer places they can let their dogs run free but for heavens sake, a cliff top is not one of them! Juleyanne
  • Score: 18

1:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Number Six says...

They sent the Coastguard and the RNLI to rescue a dog? I'm just glad there wasn't anything else important needing their services.

I hope they charge the owner for this. I donate to RNLI but I object to my money being wasted like this.
They sent the Coastguard and the RNLI to rescue a dog? I'm just glad there wasn't anything else important needing their services. I hope they charge the owner for this. I donate to RNLI but I object to my money being wasted like this. Number Six
  • Score: -2

5:58pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Juleyanne says...

What did you expect them to do, let the poor thing suffer? It is hardly the dogs fault, it is the irresponsible owner.
What did you expect them to do, let the poor thing suffer? It is hardly the dogs fault, it is the irresponsible owner. Juleyanne
  • Score: 2

6:18pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Boloney-marshal says...

This was a flight of fancy.....awww!
This was a flight of fancy.....awww! Boloney-marshal
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Ihopenoonehasthisusername says...

dwhitt wrote:
control to coastguard : "Boat in desperate need of assistance 2 miles due north of your position - lives in peril"
coastguard to control "Sorry can't assist - still looking for this dog"
Change your name to twhitt....
[quote][p][bold]dwhitt[/bold] wrote: control to coastguard : "Boat in desperate need of assistance 2 miles due north of your position - lives in peril" coastguard to control "Sorry can't assist - still looking for this dog"[/p][/quote]Change your name to twhitt.... Ihopenoonehasthisusername
  • Score: 0

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