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The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team responded to reports of a dog going over the cliff edge near Compton this afternoon (Saturday).

At shortly before 13:40, Solent Coastguard received several calls from members of the public reporting that a dog had possibily gone over the cliff near Compton Farm on Military Road. It was reported there was no owner present.

Arriving on the scene, Coastguard Officers established that the dog was a rouge fox hound that had become separated from a nearby meet.

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Thankfully, the hound managed to save itself from the cliff and proceeded East in the search of the rest of it’s pack, evading members of the Coastguard team and Police.

The dog was last seen heading across land in close proximity to it’s pack, with huntsmen tracking it.

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