St Davids RNLI lifeboat launches to dog over the cliff

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday (13 June) at 1.06pm St Davids RNLI's inshore lifeboat along with a coastguard team from St Davids proceeded to the Porthgain harbour area following reports of a dog over the cliff.

While en route to the incident, information came in that the dog was on a grassy ledge half way up the cliff, and the fear was the owner would try and climb down to rescue the dog.

Once on scene it was clear the volunteer lifeboat crew would not be able to rescue the dog so the cliff coastguard team set up their equipment, scaled down the cliff, rescued the dog and reunited it with its owners, while the lifeboat stood by.
Once everyone was safe the lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 2.55pm.

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For more information please contact Jim Phillips, St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer, on 07791 121039 or 01437 721532 or by email to, or alternatively contact Danielle Rush Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786 668829, 01745585162 or by email on

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