Blyth RNLI rescue black Labrador off of Seaton Sluice

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday afternoon, volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI responded to their pagers to come to the assistance of a black labrador.

The station's D class inshore lifeboat was launched at 3.26pm and headed South towards Seaton Sluice.

Once on scene some ten minutes later, the volunteer crew started to search for 'Shaddah' a young black Labrador.

Upon the instructions of the local UK Coastguard from Blyth who believe they could see the dog from their vantage point, the volunteer crew headed off in the direction requested.

Shortly afterwards 'Shaddah' was sighted and the volunteer crew made their way to him and managed to pull him onboard the D Class inshore lifeboat.

They then made their short way back to Seaton Sluice harbour to reunite 'Shaddah' with his grateful owner.

Once established all was ok the volunteer crew returned back to the lifeboat station at Blyth at 4.10pm

Commenting on the incident, Blyth RNLI Lifeboat and Operations Manager Barry Pearson said ;'We are really pleased with the outcome of this shout and are glad to hear that 'Shaddah; is making a full recovery from his ordeal. The correct course of action was taken and that we were able to assist.'

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Blyth UK Coastguard were also in attendance.

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Blyth RNLI D Class inshore lifeboat heading back to the lifeboat station

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Shaddah with Blyth RNLI volunteer crew

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Shaddah being picked out of the North Sea off of Seaton Sluice by volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI

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