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A LUCKY dog was recovering yesterday after plunging 80 feet from a cliff into the North Sea.

Jack Russell terrier Pip managed to paddle through the waves for 40 minutes before clambering on to rocks.

Owner Martin Stacey raised the alarm while out walking at Latheron wheel in Caithness at 8.45pm on Tuesday.

The curious dog had strayed too near the cliff edge and tumbled into the water.

Aberdeen Coastguard managed to lower a volunteer down the cliff to plucked the dog from the rocky outcrop it had taken refuge on.

A spokesman for Aberdeen Coastguard said: "Pip was quite shaken but just wanted to get home and dry off by the fire."

Rescuer Norman MacLeod said: "She was cold and damp but otherwise fine."
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 13, 2006
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