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
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
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