The Scottie who fell into the Cornish sea

The Scottish Terrier and Dog News has learned more about the dramatic rescue of Gypsy:

Holidaymaker Rebecca Derry-Evans, from Bath, was walking her five-year-old Scottish terrier, Gypsy, near Perranuthnoe in west Cornwall when the dog started chasing a rabbit and suddenly disappeared.

“I started calling for her and people told me that she had fallen into the sea,” said the mother-of-three.

“Someone kindly lent me their mobile phone to call 999 and after about 25 minutes the rescue operation started.”

Gypsy had first fallen on a rock some 35ft down in a gully and then another 35ft into the sea. She had managed to scramble on a rock but an incoming wave pushed her back in the water, leaving the dog with nothing to cling on to.

“I thought that was the end of her,” Mrs Derry-Evans added. “She must have been in the water for about five minutes. She was freezing cold, traumatised and scared.”

Read previous coverage of this case.

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