A warning to keep pets on leads has been issued after a blind dog died falling off a cliff in Orkney.
The owners raised the alarm when the pet went over the edge at Birsay at around 9pm on Saturday.
The Stromness lifeboat was called out along with the Kirkwall and Stromness coastguard rescue teams.
A Coastguard spokeswoman said: “They were sent out to stop the owners from going over themselves to try and rescue it.
“Unfortunately the dog had gone straight into the water and had died.
“There’s a safety note for owners walking their dogs on cliffs to keep them on leads.”
The rescuers were unable to recover the dog’s body.
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