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Round of a-paws Dog rescued after 10 metre fall from cliffs along north Dublin coast

A rescuer was lowered to the stricken animal and brought him safely to the beach below where he was reunited with his relieved owners. Despite his ordeal, he was uninjured.

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Freddie is lowered to safety at Red Rock in Sutton. Image courtesy of Howth Coast Guard

Freddie is lowered to safety at Red Rock in Sutton. Image courtesy of Howth Coast Guard

Freddie is lowered to safety at Red Rock in Sutton. Image courtesy of Howth Coast Guard

A lucky dog was rescued after falling 10 metres off a sea cliff in Dublin over the weekend. 

The Irish Coast Guard operations centre received a 999 call at 8.10pm on Sunday reporting a dog in difficulty at Red Rock, Sutton.

The pooch named Freddie was rescued by the Coast Guard after he fell from the overhead path and got trapped on a ledge.

Howth Coast Guard’s cliff rescue team were dispatched and arrived quickly on the scene.

A rescuer was lowered to the stricken animal and brought him safely to the beach below where he was reunited with his relieved owners. Despite his ordeal, he was uninjured.

A spokesperson for Howth Coast Guard said: “Freddie’s owners did the right thing when the dog got trapped. They didn’t attempt a self-rescue and contacted the Coast Guard on 999. We encourage the public to contact us if they see people attempting a rescue themselves.”

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