Terrier 'Rosie' rescued by Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers came to the rescue of a one year old Bedlington Terrier that was stranded on rocks near the Heugh Battery at the Headland, Hartlepool on Thursday 3rd December.

RNLI/John Mulcahy

The inshore lifeboat 'Solihull' and volunteer crew launched at 1.41pm following a request by Humber Coastguard to attend the scene.

RNLI volunteer helm Matt Blanchard said 'Once we arrived at the scene crewmembers Jordan Craddy and Jake Oates went into the water and clambered onto the rocks to recover the dog assisted by the local Coastguard team who lowered an animal rescue bag to the crewmembers to place the dog in'.

Volunteer crewmember Jordan Craddy said 'The dog was very nervous and it took me about 10 minutes to gain its confidence before it would let me near it to pick it up and place it into the Coastguard's bag. I believe the dog was called Rosie and has since been reunited with its owner'.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 2.25pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 2.25pm.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI crewmembers(left to right) Jake Oates, Matt Blanchard, Glen Pearson and Jordan Craddy.

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