A PET dog was rescued after it fell 30ft from cliffs in South Tyneside.
Skye the Labrador, fell at Souter Point in Whitburn, yesterday.
The three-year-old pooch fell onto a beach that is completely inaccessible by land without climbing equipment, and Sunderland lifeboat crewmen were called into action.
Sunderland’s RNLI lifeboat was directed to her by coastguard crew members who were with Skye’s owners on the cliffs above her.
Jonny Lindsley, of RNLI, said: “We were unsure of the dog’s condition, so it was a great relief to see her running around on the beach.
“Once we were ashore we gave Skye a quick check over before encouraging her to the lifeguard so we could reunite her with her owners.
“Although the charity is set up primarily to save people in trouble at sea we were happy to be able to assist in getting the dog back to safety, which in turn meant nobody had to put themselves at risk.”
The lifeboat landed and Skye was reunited with her relieved owners.