Woman and dog assisted from mud by Flint RNLI
A woman and her dog became stuck in the mud at the end of the slipway at Flint at around 3pm today.
RNLI volunteers were hosting a school visit at Flint lifeboat station when they noticed a lady in difficulty at the end of the slipway, on investigation it was discovered the lady had got stuck whilst trying to rescue her dog who was also stuck.
Both lady and dog were escorted safely back onto the slipway and taken back to the lifeboat station where casualty care was administered, and both were able to get cleaned up.
Alan Forrester volunteer lifeboat operations said:
'It was very fortunate we were at the lifeboat station at the time and were able to assist the lady and her dog to safety’
Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01745590331 or 07496770576
Notes to editors
- Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
- Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launch over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.
· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018
· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers have responded to 4 calls in 2019
· Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
RNLI media contacts
Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01745590331 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.
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.