Tenby lifeboat assists with rescue of dog that went over cliff.
Tenby's all-weather lifeboat launched for the second time in the day on Sunday 3rd October, this time at 6.10pm after the Coastguard received a call from a member of the public reporting that their dog had gone over the cliff at Worm’s Head end of Rhossili Beach.
The Haydn Miller made best speed to the scene in a heavy swell, along with Burry Port lifeboat and on arriving, found Rhossili and Mumbles Coastguard Rescue Teams were setting up their kit to rescue the dog.
With light fading and rough seas, the lifeboat was tasked to provide safety cover from below and to light up the area with search lights to assist the Coastguard with their rescue.
After carefully hoisting the dog to safety, all units were stood down to return to station, with the Haydn Miller arriving back at Tenby at 9pm.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.