Rescue operation after dog falls down cliffs near Scottish castle

The crew were alerted to the incident near Slains Castle. Picture: RNLI
The crew were alerted to the incident near Slains Castle. Picture: RNLI
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A rescue operation was launched after a dog fell down cliffs in Aberdeenshire.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident near Slains Castle shortly before 12.30pm on Saturday.

The pet was returned safely to its owner. Picture: RNLI

The pet was returned safely to its owner. Picture: RNLI

Two coastguard rescue teams, from Cruden Bay and Peterhead, were sent to the scene along with the RNLI lifeboat from Peterhead.

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A coastguard spokesman said the teams had been preparing to carry out a rope rescue, but the dog was ultimately recovered by the lifeboat crew.

Two coastguard teams were sent to the scene. Picture: RNLI

Two coastguard teams were sent to the scene. Picture: RNLI

The pet was returned safely to its owner a short time later.

A lifeboat spokesman said: “The lifeboat recovered the dog and returned to its berth at 1.35pm.

“The dog was then returned to very grateful owners.”