Don’t try this yourself!
(NB: For much of the next three days I am going to have my attention diverted elsewhere. So, apologies in advance if I am not as attentive as I try to be.)
This was seen on the BBC News website last Sunday.
Dog survives after chasing stone off 150ft cliff
A cocker spaniel has survived a 150ft (46m) fall from a cliff in Somerset.
The dog, called Indy, plunged off Hurlstone Point, near Porlock, while chasing a stone during a walk with her owners.
Minehead’s lifeboat crew was scrambled to rescue her and found her among boulders at the foot of the cliff.
A spokesman said: “She had a few scratches and bumps and was very shaken up, but it could have been much worse.” (Ed: Understatement of the year!)
A quick search brought up this item on Wikipedia:
The rocks, including a large slab known as “coastguard wall” are popular with climbers.
In 2007 a cyclist was rescued after falling 40 feet (12 m) down the cliff.
- “Bossington to Selworthy”. Official Guide to the South West Coast Path. Natural England. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
- “Coastguard’s lookout at Hurlstone Point, Selworthy, Somerset”. Viewfinder National Monuments Record. English Heritage. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
- “Hurlstone point”. UK Climbing.com. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
- “Cyclist rescued after cliff fall”. BBC News. BBC. 2007-05-03. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
Plus this photograph that only underlines how very lucky was Indy.