Pet pooch plunges from clifftop path

Contributed by editor on Nov 16, 2007 - 10:01 PM

A pet dog which disappeared over a cliff top led to a cliff top drama in Folkestone today (16 November).

Folkestone firefighters rushed to cliffs near the Battle of Britain Memorial at just before midday following a report of a dog which ran from its lady owner, and then fell from the footpath down a steep drop.

When the fire crew arrived they found the grey and black cocker spaniel named Tye, about 15 feet below the cliff top.

A firefighter was lowered down the cliff face to where the dog, tired and distressed, was stuck in brambles and in danger of falling further. He managed to grab hold of the animal and both were lifted back to safety.