Advice follows coastguard cliff rescue
1:30pm Monday 7th January 2013 in News
Coastguards are advising members of the public not to go after stranded pets, following a recent rescue near Manorbier.
Tenby and St Govans coastguards were called to the aid of a 33-year-old holiday maker from Cardiff who had become stranded in attempt to rescue his dog.
The man’s husky/labrador crossbreed had climbed 20 foot up a cliff at Swan Lake before getting stuck on a 15 foot vertical ledge.
“We would recommend people to call us initially if they think their pet is stuck,” said a spokesman for Milford Haven coastguards.
“Then we’ll see what we can do, but you shouldn’t follow your dog either up or down cliffs.
“The man did the right thing to call us when he became stranded, it could have been nasty.”