'Star' rescued by Berwick upon Tweed RNLI

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Berwick upon Tweed inshore lifeboat was launched at 11.07am on the 18 December after receiving a call from HM Coastguard.

Holding dog Amy Faragher and Hugo Huges

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Star rescued by Berwick upon Tweed RNLI

The crew were requested to help rescue a dog called 'Star', which had fallen down a steep, rocky bank between the sewage works and the bypass bridge on the river Tweed.

The crew sailed up the Tweed where they were met by HM Coastguard and they managed to pass Star safely over to the crew.

Star then sailed back to Berwick lifeboat station and was met by her delighted owners, who took her over to the vets for a check over after her ordeal.

Later that day the owners came back to thank the crew for rescuing Star and dropped off some Christmas goodies and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

RNLI Helmsman Robert Frost said, 'When we took Star into the lifeboat she was frightened, but once back at the lifeboat station she soon recovered, once reunited with her owners.

The crew will be on call 24/7 over the festive period, Berwick upon Tweed lifeboat station wishes everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.

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