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Last Updated: Tuesday February 23 2010 16:12 GMT

Dog survives 90m cliff fall

Poppy the springer spaniel

Dog rescued after huge drop

A dog has survived after plunging 90m into the sea off the coast of East Sussex.

The springer spaniel called Poppy was out on a walk, but fell off a cliff while chasing a seagull.

The dog managed to swim to shore and was picked up by a lifeboat. She had to treated for her injuries but has now made a full recovery.

Poppy's owner Ben said: "She ran to the edge and just disappeared... I looked over the edge and saw her paddling."

He added: "She is really well-trained and well-behaved, but I think she ran so fast there was no chance of her stopping."