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Teignmouth Lifeboat Crew Help with Dog Search

Lifeboats News Release

Members of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew helped in a search for a dog which was later reunited with her owners.

Jess with owners and lifeboat crew

RNLI/Anna Winston

Jess with owners and lifeboat crew

The volunteer crew received the launch request at 11.30am on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 following a report that a couple had lost sight of their border collie cross red mill dog called Jess whilst out walking.

An extensive search from the Two Annes lifeboat was carried out and crew also went ashore to search for Jess. Fortunately, Jess' owner Ruth received a message that Jess had been found at Labrador Bay and was safe.

Jess and owners Ruth and Brian visited Teignmouth lifeboat station shortly afterwards and thanked crew for their efforts.

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