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Lizard Lifeboat Launches to Reports of a Dog Over the Cliff at Kynance Cove

Lifeboats News Release

Our crew were paged at 1.48pm on the 11th April to reports of a dog lost from the cliff at Kynance Cove.

Donovan Family

Luke and Rudy Donovan with Lola the spaniel dog
Mullion and Porthoustock Coastguard Rescue teams were also in attendance. Falmouth Coastguard requested the assistance of RNLB Rose to carry out a shoreline search.

Conditions on scene were described as challenging and pretty treacherous with a confused sea inside of the cove with wave sets of at least 4 meters. Initial reports were that the dog was trapped inside a cave but no trace was found and following an intensive search of the area RNLB Rose was stood down to return to station arriving shortly before 4pm. HM Coastguard teams remained on scene.

Thankfully a short time later the dog was recovered by members of the public (huge thanks to them!) with a possible broken back leg and taken straight to the vets for medical attention. Thank you to all involved with today's service, an outcome we were all hoping for.

Geoff Squibb

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