A missing dog has been rescued from the bottom of a cliff by an RNLI lifeboat crew in Devon!
Sprig, a nine-year-old Springer Spaniel, disappeared on August 22 while on a walk with his owners.
The poor pup was eventually found almost 10 days later trapped on a ledge, just a few metres above the waves, at the bottom of a massive 1000ft cliff!
That’s the same height as stacking 70 double decker on top of one another!
The RNLI crew were on a routine patrol when they spotted Sprig and jumped ashore to rescue him!
Sprig had lasted without proper food or water, just licking the moisture off the nearby rocks to survive!
“He had clearly been there for some time because he was licking water off my dry suit and he did seem rather pleased to see us,” said RNLI helmsman Andrew Escott.
While relieved to have Sprig back, his owners are still puzzled how he managed to get there in the first place!
Sprig’s clearly a borne survivor – we definitely wouldn’t be able to last as long as he did!
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