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Llandudno lifeboat launches to rescue Tug the Cocker Spaniel

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno Lifeboat launched at 2.00 pm on Saturday 21st August and made way to the area between Angel Bay on the Little Orme and the beach at Penrhyn Bay to conduct a search and rescue for a dog which had fallen down the cliffs.

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Llandudno Lifeboat volunteers returning from a successful canine rescue

Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson proceeded as quickly as possible to the location and began to conduct a shoreline search directed by the Llandudno Coastguard Team who were already on scene. The dog (a Black Spaniel called Tug), was soon located but had fallen and become stuck between rocks above the beach. Given the dog’s precarious position, the Lifeboat Helm left a crew member at the scene while additional hands were collected from the nearby boathouse. With the extra reinforcements the five-lifeboat crew were able to safely retrieve the dog and return him to his very relieved owners waiting at the boathouse.

The Lifeboat Helm Mike Jones was pleased to report, ‘we were really pleased to find the dog safe and well. He had clearly had a traumatic experience and was quite shaken. It was a great effort by the crew to extricate the dog from quite a tricky situation’.

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For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].

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Tug the Black Spaniel safe on dry land with Llandudno crew members

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