Whitby RNLI lifeboat crew rescue dog from harbour.
The Whitby RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched today (Tuesday 18 July) at 5.50pm after it was reported that there was a dog struggling in the water near the East Pier.
The volunteer crew located the dog which then climbed onto the bottom platform of the East Pier which is not accessible from land.
The dog was retrieved from the east pier and taken in the lifeboat to the bandstand and reunited with its owner.
Lifeboat mechanic and helm George Clemitshaw said: 'The RNLI is a charity that saves lives at sea, and that means also preventing lives from being at risk. It is quite common for owners to enter the water after their dogs, so its always a good idea to call the RNLI who can rescue the dog quickly and safely.'
The local coastgaurd team were also in attendance and provided a lookout for the dog from the piers.
We would like to remind people to keep their dogs on a lead near deep water and to always call us rather than attempting a rescue themselves should a dog be in difficulty.
For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
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.