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New Quay RNLI lifeboat in search for pet dog

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI inshore lifeboat the Audrey LJ launched to search for a pet dog on Wednesday (8 February).

Called out by the UK Coastguard at shortly after 2.30pm, the volunteer crew of Simon Rigby, Dylan Price and station Mechanic Ben Billingham, headed for some cliffs near Llangrannog after a report of a distraught lady owner trying to scramble down to look for her dog which had gone over the cliff.

Despite an extensive search at the base of the cliffs and in the surrounding sea, the dog was not found. Weather conditions and visibility were good and the sea relatively quiet.

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For more information please contact Glyn Griffiths, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01545 561285 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or

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