Coastguard teams rescue dog from cliffs

The rescue operation under way. Picture: Sunderland and Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue
The rescue operation under way. Picture: Sunderland and Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue
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Coastguard rescue teams from Hartlepool and Sunderland joined forces to rescue a dog from cliffs.

The two teams, along with Seaham Coastguard, were called to Chourdon Point, just south of Seaham, at 5.45 pm yesterday.

The teams working at the top of the cliff. Picture: Sunderland and Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue

The teams working at the top of the cliff. Picture: Sunderland and Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue

Due to the size of the dog and the gradient of the cliff, three rope rescue technicians were lowed to recover the animal.

The dog was returned to its owner who took it to the vets for treatment for its injuries.