Ballycotton RNLI rescue dog stranded on side of cliff

Lifeboats News Release

Ballycotton RNLI was launched this morning (Wednesday 19 April) to rescue a dog that was stranded on the side of a cliff near Ballycotton.

Ballycotton RNLI rescue dog


Ballycotton RNLI rescue dog

After a member of the public alerted the volunteer lifeboat crew, both Ballycotton RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched to an area known locally as the Cradle and Table, which is less than one mile west of Ballycotton Bay.

The weather conditions were calm with some light winds. The Ballycotton inshore lifeboat was first to arrive on scene and was shortly followed by the all-weather lifeboat. The dog was brought onboard the inshore lifeboat by the crew members and once safe, he was then transferred to the all-weather lifeboat and brought back safely to his owners onshore.

Speaking following the call out, Ballycotton RNLI mechanic Maire Scanlon said: ‘We are delighted that this launch had such a positive outcome. Locally, the dog is known as Paudie and we are delighted to report he has since been assessed by a local and vet and is recovering well. We would also like to thank our colleagues from the Ballycotton Coast Guard unit who were also on scene to lend their assistance.’


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For more information please contact Michelle Scanlon, Ballycotton RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press on 0863528919, email or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Ireland on 0876483547, email or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Ireland on 0871254124 or 018900460 or email

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