A DOG saved a 14-year-old girl found on a cliff edge.

George Conner was walking Max, his six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier on the cliffs in Rottingdean when his pet started to act oddly.

The 46-year-old said: “Max spotted something on the other side of a fence and, being the nosey guy that he is, he started whining and pulling on his lead.

“I could see a shape and thought it might be some rubbish, but when we got closer I noticed someone was sitting up there on the cliff ledge.

“Max went and sat beside her.”

He said he had “wanted to approach the girl but “didn’t want to say the wrong thing” so he decided he would go home to call the police.

On his way down the cliff, he noticed an off-duty security guard sitting on a bench and asked him to call the police, scared that the girl might fall.

George said: “We didn’t approach her as we didn’t want to scare her, and the police arrived quickly.

“The officers went over to the cliff edge and tried to get her attention but she wasn’t moving.

“So, they decided to pull her through the fence and away from the edge.”

George praised the actions of the police, but said he feared the worst for the girl.

He said: “She wasn’t really coherent.

“It looked like she was suffering from hypothermia and the police said her eyes were rolling back into her head, it’s anyone’s guess how long she had been up there.

“She was sitting on a part of the cliff where, if she had passed out and fallen, she would have died.

“A police officer came up to me and said, ‘you’ve saved her life’, but I said, ‘no I didn’t, it was Max who found her’.”

George said he was shocked when a police officer revealed the girl’s age.

He said: “I was horrified, my daughter is 16 now.

Seeing something like this makes all of your problems feel obsolete.”

George has had Max since he was six months old and said the pair have “really bonded”.

He said: “You can even see me taking him out for a walk in the area on Google Street View.

“He’s got a great temperament and is a very friendly dog who is always ten steps ahead of the game. If I’m ever ill he always notices, I don’t know if I would have found her without him.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “At 6pm on Monday, February 11, police were called to the cliffs at Rottingdean, opposite West Street, after concern had been notified about a girl sitting on the cliff edge. Two officers attended and found the 14-year-old girl who appeared to be unwell. They quickly moved her away from the cliff edge and she was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for assessment and treatment.”