St Bees RNLI assists in dog rescue
The volunteers at St Bees RNLI were paged at 2:15pm on Thursday 27 June to assist Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Team.
St Bees RNLI volunteer crew were paged by the Belfast Coastguard to assist in the rescue of a dog that had fallen part way down cliffs near Kells in Whitehaven. The lifeboat crew were required to help locate the dog and to be on standby in case anyone entered the water. The dog was located and brought to safety by members of the Coastguard.
Dick Beddows, St Bees RNLI Operation Manager, said “The dog owner did the right thing by immediately dialling 999 and asking for assistance rather than risk their own life by trying to rescue the pet themselves”.
For more information please telephone Colin Wadey, St Bees RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on 07742207222 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.