St Davids RNLI rescue dog stranded on rocks after 150 metre cliff fall

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew at St Davids responded to reports that a dog had fallen approximately 150 metres over the cliff-face.

On Tuesday 6 August at 12:57pm, St Davids All-Weather Lifeboat Norah Wortley launched to a dog that had fallen over the cliffs and was stranded on rocks near Caerfai Beach.

Upon arrival, the volunteer lifeboat crew launched the Y-Boat with two crew on board to collect the dog, who was found shaken and bruised but well. The dog, a springer spaniel called Basil, was then transferred to the All-Weather Lifeboat and safely returned to its delighted owners waiting at the St Davids Lifeboat Station. St Davids Coastguard were also in attendance and assisted the rescue.

Dai John, Coxswain at St Davids Lifeboat Station said, ‘Basil's owners did the right thing in this situation and phoned for help straight away. This rescue had a great outcome, as the lifeboat crew could reunite the lucky dog with it's owners. We encourage dog owners to try and keep them on a lead at all times, and if you happen to see an animal in trouble in the water, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.'

St Davids Lifeboat was washed and ready for service again at 2:10pm.

Media Contacts:

Ellen Evans, Lifeboat Press Officer at St Davids Lifeboat Station at [email protected] or alternatively Katie Lewis, Media Engagement Placement, Wales and West at [email protected]





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