Emergency teams rescue dog that had gone over the cliffs at Frenchman's Bay

Emergency teams have been called out to rescue a dog at Frenchman’s Bay, after it had reportedly gone over the cliffs.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:11 pm

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue said that, when returning from a separate emergency incident, the team was alerted to the incident at the bay area between South Shields and Marsden Grotto.

According to the coastguard, which carried out the rescue with the Tyne and Wear Rescue Service, the animal had fortunately “only fallen part of the way down”.

“On our arrival Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service had already committed rope rescue technicians to the cliff and were able to secure the dog who had only fallen part of the way down,” Sunderland Coastguard Rescue said.

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Emergency teams were alerted to a dog having gone over the cliffs at Frenchman's Bay.

"A Coastguard Rescue Officer was also committed to maintain observation whilst the rescue was underway.

“A short time later the dog was safely returned to their owner after a little run around. They were advised to visit their vet as a precaution.”

The coastguard has reminded residents to keep dogs on the leash in the borough’s coastal areas.

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