CANINE RESCUE BY LLANDUDNO RNLI CREW
RNLI inshore lifeboat launched following reports a dog had fallen into the sea
The lifeboat, the 'Dr Barbara Saunderson' was called out by Holyhead Coastguard at 11.35 a.m after reports that the pet had fallen from Colwyn Bay promenade whilst chasing a bird, and was now struggling in the surging high tide conditions.
There was concern that a member of the public might be tempted to enter the sea to attempt a rescue, and get into difficulties themselves.
Taken by road to Rhos-on-Sea, the lifeboat launched from there at 11.51, reaching the incident minutes later. The crew found that the dog - a springer spaniel - had been swept onto rocks at the base of the promenade and that a member of the public had climbed down a flight of stone steps to try to reach the animal.
The saturated dog was quickly taken aboard the lifeboat and by 12 noon had been safely landed ashore into the care of its relieved owner.
By 1230 p.m. the lifeboat and her crew had returned to their base at Llandudnlo.
From RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer 01492.543315.
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