Swanage inshore lifeboat assists dog after falling over cliffs
The Swanage D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested today (Jan 23rd) when a dog fell from the cliffs close to Old Harry and was seen by the owners to be swimming in the shallow water just south of the headland.
When the owners and dog were re-united, the inshore lifeboat returned to Swanage where the volunteer crew were able to warm their hands while the lifeboat was prepared for further service.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.