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Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats called out to dog in cliff fall

Lifeboats News Release

Following reports that a dog had fallen over a cliff, the UK Coastguard launched both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats at 3:10pm on Saturday 23 September 2017.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Arriving immediately on scene, both lifeboats and their volunteer crew began a thorough search of the area, just to the south of Eyemouth.

Information was then received that the dog had made its own way to safety. Content that no further assistance was required, both lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, 10 minutes after the initial call.

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