SOME PUP!: ‘Ollie’ the dog cheats death after 150ft fall from cliff near Giant’s Causeway

TOP DOG...Ollie the pup safe after cheating death in 150ft fall. Picture: Coleraine Coastguard

A DOG called Ollie has had an amazing escape after being found safe and well despite a 150ft fall off cliffs on the north coast.

Ollie the wee poodle pup had a very lucky escape after falling 150 feet off cliffs at Runkerry Head close to the Giant’s Causeway.

A Coleraine Coastguard spokesperson said: “At 16:30 this afternoon, Coleraine and Ballycastle CRTs began a rope rescue operation to reach Ollie and the rope technicians were delighted to find him safe and well.

“So well, in fact, a game of cat (sorry, dog) and mouse ensued after Ollie kept dodging the rescuers attempts to catch him. Finally he was grabbed and brought to the top of the cliff safe in our small animal rescue bag.

PICTURE: Gareth O’Brien / McAuley Multimedia


“HM Coastguard will always respond to domestic animal rescues along the coast to prevent owners and the public attempting to rescue a distressed animal.

“We would like to repeat our message to all dog owners to always keep your pet on a lead while walking near cliff edges. If your pet gets in to difficulty, please don’t attempt to rescue yourselves. Dial 999 and ask for the COASTGUARD.”

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