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Photos: Coast Guard rescues a dog trapped at Howth cliff

The dog is reported to be in ‘good form’ after the rescue.

IT WAS A ruff afternoon for one small Dublin dog who had a narrow escape.

The Coast Guard was called after the dog became trapped on a cliff at Balscadden Beach in Howth in north Dublin.


The dog, who had been exploring the area, became trapped on a narrow shelf some 4 metres (13 feet) above the beach.

The Howth Coast Guard Cliff Rescue team were sent to the scene after members of the public tried and failed to rescue the dog.

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The team used a ladder to get to the dog and bring him back to safety on the beach.

A spokesperson for the Howth Coast Guard said the dog was in “good form” and was returned to his owner.


All photos: Howth Coast Guard 

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