New Quay RNLI lifeboat in search for pet dog
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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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.