Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat involved in search for missing dog
The volunteer crew of Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat station launched at 10.05am on Tuesday 21 June, after a report of a dog in the water off Aldeburgh beach.
The crew launched their inshore lifeboat, Christine, after a visiting family witnessed a dog being chased into the water by another dog, whereby the currents swept it offshore. Witnesses also saw the dog trying to swim to shore.
Once launched, the crew searched a wide area south of the town, with the help of local fishing vessels and the local Coastguard team onshore.
All teams were stood down as nothing was found, and the lifeboat returned to station at 11.30am.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.