by Emily Jamison
A DOG that fell 20m down a cliff has been saved by the coastguard.
Bailey the dog fell over the edge of the cliff near Dunnottar Castle, south of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire on Sunday evening.
His distraught owner raised the alarm and RNLI lifeboats from Stonehaven and Montrose were launched in attempt to rescue the dog.
Bailey managed to make his way to the bottom of the cliff where the crew lifted him to safety and took him back to the lifeboat base in Stonehaven.
He was not injured and was reunited with his elated owner.
In a post on Facebook RNLI Stonehaven said: “The crew are back safe after being called out to their first dog rescue tonight.
“Bailey the dog disappeared when his owner was walking along the cliffs at Old Hall Bay south of Dunnottar Castle.
“Our guys estimated that lucky Bailey fell about 20 meters.
“Once back in the boat he was cold and shocked but very well-behaved considering his ordeal.
“We are pleased to report a safe return for the daring doggy and a teary owner expressing her thanks to the volunteer lifeboat crew, local coastguard and Police Scotland who all assisted.”