Rescue operation after dog falls down cliffs near Scottish castle

A rescue operation was launched after a dog fell down cliffs in Aberdeenshire.

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The crew were alerted to the incident near Slains Castle. Picture: RNLI
The crew were alerted to the incident near Slains Castle. Picture: RNLI

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

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

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.

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.

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

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