Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched to dog fallen over cliff
Flamborough RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched on Friday 29 June after a dog had fallen 65 metres from cliffs near Thornwick bay.
Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched at 8.32 am at the request of Bridlington Coastguard, following reports that a dog had fallen over the 65 metre cliff at Sanwick, north of Thornwick bay.
On arrival at the scene two volunteer crew swam ashore to search for the dog at the bottom of the cliffs. The dog was located inside a cave having suffered what appeared to be only minor injuries. The dog was taken aboard the RNLI Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat and was taken to South Landing where he was re united with his owners and waiting Coastguard personnel.
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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