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Adventurous pony rescued by Royal Marines from Rame Head at Torpoint

By WMNlynbarton  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

A pony fell down the cliff at Rame Head

A pony fell down the cliff at Rame Head

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The perils of a pony found stranded 70 metre down a sheer cliff face were solved in a major rescue operation which even called on the Royal Marines.

The Moorland pony was discovered on an inaccessible ledge at Rame Head near Torpoint on Tuesday.

It remains a mystery as to how the animal came to be in the position without injuring itself.

However, yesterday it was released after specialist line rescue crews from Bodmin fire station with a support crew from Torpoint lowed RSPCA inspectors to the animal who succeeded in coaxing it 30 metres down to the beach.

As cove had no access back to the top of the cliffs, firemen lowered a vet down to the beach who sedated the pony.

A Royal Marine landing craft was then called in from Plymouth to transport the pony and its rescuers to Cawsand.

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  • stpRR  |  March 02 2013, 5:26PM

    It's been corrected.

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  • egoboydotcom  |  March 02 2013, 5:03PM

    http://tinyurl.com/bcaxvp2 for a refresher on a delightful geographic location. I see only " RSPCA inspectors" not "RSPCSA" ....the esteemed Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruety to Animals. Perhaps a society to prevent cruelty to the English language and Geography is a good idea. Proper Respect to the rescuers .....

  • sputnam123  |  February 27 2013, 9:44PM

    RSPCSA? Rame Head in Torpoint?

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