Dog dies after tragic fall from cliffs near Souter Lighthouse
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Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team, South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade and Sunderland RNLI were called to the scene near Souter Lighthouse shortly before 12pm on Sunday, December 20, to reports a dog had fallen over the edge.
A spokesman for the coastguard said: “On arrival we set up our rope rescue equipment and lowered a rope rescue technician to recover the dog.
“Sadly on this occasion the dog had not survived the fall.”