Moelfre RNLI Volunteers Rescue Dog in Cliff Fall Incident.

Lifeboats News Release

Moelfre RNLI all-weather lifeboat Kiwi was launched at 2:35 pm at the request of Holyhead Coastguard, after reports that a dog had fallen down an 18-metre cliff near Ogof Gaseg, Porth Llechog/Bull Bay.

Cemaes Coastguard Rescue.

With fine weather, the lifeboat made good headway towards Bull Bay. Once on scene, under the guidance of Cemaes Bay Coastguard Team, the dog was quickly located in a gulley at the bottom of a steep cliff. HM Coastguard Cemaes Bay had rigged for a rope rescue, should the Y-boat (the lifeboat's onboard tender vessel) be unable to access the narrow inlet where the dog was trapped. With two volunteer crew members onboard, the RNLI Y-boat was launched and safely made its way to the bottom of the cliff.

Miraculously, Celt the lovable spaniel was found to be unharmed, and was taken into the safety of the Y-boat. Celt was then ferried to a nearby beach to be reunited with his grateful owner and the waiting Coastguard Team.

Coxswain Alan Owen said: “We were glad to be of help today in reuniting the dog with his owner. We were also glad that the owner had followed the RNLI long-standing advice of dialling 999 and asking for the Coastguard, rather than endangering his own life by attempting to rescue the dog himself".

Moelfre Lifeboat Kiwi was back on slip at 4:05 pm to be washed down, sanitised and made ready for her next call to service.

For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07773 979910

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