A dog has survived a 60ft fall off a cliff edge in South Wales, Longtown Mountain Rescue Team have confirmed.

A spokesperson for Longtown Mountain Rescue Team said:

Meet Salty the dog; he is a very lucky pup.

This morning, he and his owner were enjoying the lovely weather with a walk on Gilwern Hill, Monmouthshire. A slip near an edge meant that he took a 60ft fall over a section of cliff into a horribly overgrown area. The owner and some members of the public looked for Salty, but realising the seriousness of the terrain they did the right thing and contacted Gwent Police, who in turn contacted us.

We sent a small team of rope specialists and a vehicle to the scene with the rest of the team on stand by if they were needed. Once on scene, we set up a rope system to allow one member to abseil over the edge where Salty had fallen. Everyone was a little nervous but we are very pleased to say that our abseiler found Salty alive and well at the bottom in a pile of brambles.

We got him back to the track where he was checked over by team members and his very happy owner, and he seemed to be no worse for his fall, though will be checked over by a vet.

We wish Salty the absolute best and hope he continues with his adventures, but maybe less of the flying ones.