Porthcawl RNLI assist Llantwit Coastguard in rescue of a dog fallen over cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

Despite the D Class crews best efforts they were unable to coax Ellie the dog down after she fell over cliffs and fell onto a large rock fall.

It wasn't safe for the crew to get to her so they stood by whilst Llantwit Major Coastguard team did a rope rescue and rescued the dog bringing her back to the top of the cliffs.
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