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St Ives inshore lifeboat launched to a dog fallen down the cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

The St.Ives inshore lifeboat Donald Dean was requested to launch by Falmouth Coastguard to assist the Portreath Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team with the rescue of a dog that had fallen down the North Cliffs at Portreath.


St Ives inshore lifeboat Donald Dean
The inshore lifeboat was launched at 7.36pm helmed by David Chard, crewed by David Holland and Barney Stevens to cross St Ives Bay for Portreath to a dog that had fallen off the cliffs. The swell was stronger than in the bay, but with the help of the Cliff Rescue Team the crew located the spot where the dog had fallen and crew member Barney Stevens was dropped onto the beach. The dog was found, but unfortunately it hadn't survived the fall. The dog was recovered and returned to the coastguard team and its owner on Godrevy beach.

Notes to editors
ILB helm David Chard is available for interview
St Ives RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Alban Roinard on 07814541880 / email: or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Public Relations Manager (South) on 07920 818 807.

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