Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat crew rescue dog

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 14th July 2018 shortly before 11am the Volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat station were called to assist in the rescue of a dog in difficulty near Worms Head Rhossili.

The RNLI lifeboat was quickly launched and made its way to Worms Head. The crew located the dog, a terrier which was with two people who were Coasteering who had noticed it in difficulty. After checking it was not injured the crew took the dog to shore where it was reunited with his owner.

The volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat were Jon Tarrant (helmsman), Jeremy Littlejohn and Georgia Cottell. Lawrie Grove the Lifeboat Operations Manager of the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat said: "I would remind people when walking with their dogs near the coat that if their dogs get into difficulties and are trapped by the tide not to try to rescue them but to call the Coastguard."

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