Dog dies after plunge from Beachy Head

Eastbourne Lifeboat was called out to recover a dog which had run off the cliffs at Beachy Head.

The young whippet, called Nitty, was on holiday with its owner from Kings Lynn. Nitty chased something towards the cliff edge and plunged over. Sadly the dog did not survive the fall.

The body was recovered by the volunteer lifeboat crew and taken back to the ILB station. The distraught owner was comforted by the crew whilst Nitty was taken away by a local veterinary practice.