Lifeboat called to dog on sandbank

Lifeboats News Release

Holyhead Coastguard requested the assistance of Flint RNLI to assist a dog cut off by the tide on a sandbank off Mostyn.

Flint RNLI volunteers launched from Greenfield at 1.10pm on Sunday following a report from a member of the public who was concerned by a dog on sandbank just off Mostyn, as the lifeboat was approaching the position given, a further call was received from Holyhead Coastguard to say the dog had made its own way safely back to shore.
 
The lifeboat returned to Greenfield where it was recovered, and returned to Flint, where it was made ready for service at 3.15pm.
 
Notes to editors
• Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint  
• Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 16 calls to date in 2015 and saved four lives, and assisted seven others.
• Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 7 calls and saved 1 life to date in 2016
• Potential lifeboat volunteers, and enquiries regarding the appeal contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
• Flint RNLI celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2016
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