Irish Coast Guard saves dog from cliffs

Irish Coast Guard saves dog from cliffs

A dog that became trapped on cliffs off Howth Head earlier this afternoon has been rescued and brought to safety.

The Irish Coast Guard crew were alerted to a dog trapped at Balscaden on Howth Head at around 12pm.

Hooch, a 12 year old boxer, had fallen 15 meters into the water and scrambled back up onto rocks where he was stuck on a ledge.

Picture: Howth Coast Guard
Picture: Howth Coast Guard

His barks had been heard by walkers who alerted the Coast Guard.

The team hauled the dog back to safety with the help of a climber and although Hooch was slightly shaken he is in good spirits.

Picture: Howth Coast Guard
Picture: Howth Coast Guard


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