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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Saves Girl From Falling Off A Cliff

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Saves Girl From Falling Off A Cliff

They say dogs are a man's best friend, and Max the Staffordshire Bull Terrier proved exactly that when he saved a 14-year-old girl from falling off a 60-foot cliff.

Max pulled away from his owner George Conner during a walk along a cliffside near Sussex when he realised something was a miss.

The Seven Sisters cliffs in Sussex. Credit: WikiCommons
The Seven Sisters cliffs in Sussex. Credit: WikiCommons

George said Max knew the route well, so he couldn't understand what Max was so anxious about.

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"Being the nosey guy that he is, he started whining and pulling on his lead," he told the Daily Mail. "I could see a shape and thought it might be some rubbish, but when we got closer I saw someone was sitting up there on the cliff ledge."

It's not known how long the young girl had been up on the ledge, but hypothermia has begun to take its toll so George stayed with the girl until the police arrived to help.

He continued: "The officers went over to the cliff edge and tried to get her attention but she wasn't moving. So they decided to pull her through the fence and away from the edge.

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Credit: PA Images
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"She wasn't really coherent. It looked like she was suffering from hypothermia and the police said her eyes were rolling back into her head.

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"It's anyone's guess how long she had been up there. She was sitting on a part of the cliff where, if she had passed out and fallen, she would have died."

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The 14-year-old was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment, where she thankfully made a full recovery.

While police officers praised George for his help, he says the Samaritan work was all down to Max.

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"A police officer came up to me and said, 'you've saved her life,' but I said, 'no I didn't, it was Max who found her,'" he said.

Max is now six-years-old and he's still keen on keeping an eye out for any potential danger.

"He's got a great temperament and is a very friendly dog who is always ten steps ahead of the game," George said. "If I'm ever ill he always notices. I don't know if I would have found her without him."

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What a hero.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]