PET puppy Beau plunged 100ft off a cliff and survived - by clinging to rocks for FIVE days.
The much-loved chocolate- coloured labrador was reunited with owners Paul and Victoria Uttley, of Dewsbury.
Beau slipped and fell off a steep coastal path at Flamborough Head, near Bridlington, as he dashed about on his morning walk.
His frantic owners, who have a holiday cottage in the area, trailed the cliff-tops for two days to scour rocks and coves below.
Coastguards launched lifeboats to hunt for Beau.
But as the tide came in the couple feared the worst and believed that eight-month-old Beau had been killed in the fall and swept out to sea.
But, despite the search effort failing, Beau clung on to slippery rocks and hid in coves on the seashore - until he was seen five days later.
The plucky dog, who had nothing but rainwater to drink, wore down his claws by trying to scramble up the rockface.
Victoria, 42, a shopping centre manager, said: "Paul and I have a holiday cottage at Flamborough Head.
"We go there a lot of weekends and take Beau for walks along the cliff tops.
"I'm always saying to Paul to let Beau off his lead to have a run round, because he loves it up there.
"He will go dashing off ahead, or behind, then come ambling back as we walk along."
But last weekend Beau disappeared and the couple feared he had toppled over the edge.
Paul, 50, a firefighter, and Victoria headed back to their cottage and alerted the Coastguard. "I never thought the Coastguard would come out for a dog," said Victoria.
"But within 10 to 15 minutes he arrived with two other vehicles and a team of people began searching the cliffs for Beau.
"They were amazing and told us to keep back from the edge because they knew we were so upset that we might slip and fall."
But the search proved fruitless and the couple had to face the awful task of telling Victoria's daughters, Jodie, 17, and Robin, 16, that the dog was lost.
Family friend Chris Fletcher offered to help and he drove to Flamborough on Thursday.
Chris said: "I walked back along the path and kept looking down the cliffs until I came to a shingle beach.
"I could see a little black dot down there and at first I thought it was a bin bag.
"Then the dot started moving and I realised it was something that was alive."
He phoned the Coastguards and they turned out in a boat to get to the beach to rescue the dog.
Rescuer Alex Harrison said: "We tried to get him by lifeboat, but the weather was too difficult for us to get closer.
"So we got in a dog net and pulled him up the cliff. He was very lively - but very hungry."
Victoria added: "We are so lucky to have him back. It was as if we had lost a member of the family over the cliff.
"He's only a puppy really, but he's obviously brave to keep clinging on like that," she said.