Port St Mary RNLI lifeboat tries to rescue dog

Lifeboats News Release

Port St Mary RNLI inshore rescue lifeboat was called out at 2.15pm today (Wednesday 31 August) to come to the aid of a dog which was being carried out to sea by an offshore breeze.

The station's D-class lifeboat The Spirit of Leicester with its three man volunteer crew were quickly on the scene just outside the inner harbour but hankfully the small spaniel had managed to swim back to shore.

A young lady had donned a life-belt to make an attempt to rescue the dog but quickly realised the situation was too tricky and so turned back.

The lifeboat crew returned to station a short time later.

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For more information contact David Kneen, Port St Mary Lifeboat Operations Manager and Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07624429722.  Alternately contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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