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Padstow RNLI lifeboat launched after dog falls from cliff

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Padstow RNLI launched at 9.32am today following reports that a dog had fallen from the cliffs at Mother Ivey’s Bay.

The Coastguard cliff rescue team were on scene and supporting from the cliffs to help locate the dog. The Y-boat was launched to recover the dog from the water, which sadly had not survived.

The dog was returned to the lifeboat station where the Coastguard were waiting with the dog’s owner.

Duty Coxswain Michael England said ‘This is the second incident we have responded to this year resulting in the very sad loss of a pet. The owner did the right thing in calling the Coastguard and requesting assistance. We would always advise that pet owners never try to climb down cliffs or enter the water to rescue pets themselves.’

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