Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat rescues Freya the dog
The Eyemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard at 9pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018, after it was reported that a dog had suffered a cliff fall.
Labradoodle, Freya, was out for a walk with her owner when she chased a rabbit near a cliff edge and disappeared from view. Meanwhile, a local fisherman reported hearing a dog howling from the base of cliffs near Eyemouth caravan park.
The ILB arrived on scene and quickly located Freya. One of the crew went ashore and Freya, thankfully non the worse for her fall, was very glad to see them and happily boarded the ILB.
The lifeboat then brought Freya back to the station, where she was reunited with her relieved owner.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.