Eight-year-old Spaniel Penny had a lucky escape after falling in to the River Esk gorge near to The Burn House, Edzell last week.
Team members from Montrose and Stonehaven Coast Guards quickly arrived at the scene and set about rescuing the scared dog.
In torrential rain a team member was lowered down a treacherous fifteen metre cliff and caught Penny who had landed on a rocky ledge next to the River Esk which was in full spate.
After securing Penny in a rescue bag, coast guard Scott Constantine was hauled back up the cliff by his colleagues.
After a quick check over Penny was handed back over to Neil and Joanne Griffiths, soaking but none the worse for wear.
Neil and Joanne who are up on holiday visiting Neil’s parents in Edzell were full of praise for the Coast Guard rescue team.
Neil said: “Penny’s my parents’ dog and my dad would of killed me if she been hurt”. The path along the River Esk at The Burn House is popular with walkers but can become quite slippy during and after heavy rain.