Seahouses inshore lifeboat called to dog in the sea off Bamburgh
At 8:33am on Monday 14 August 2023, Seahouses inshore lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard, to go to the assistance of a dog (a Golden Retriever) reported in the sea off Bamburgh.
'We were relieved to learn that this dog managed to reach the shore unaided. Sometimes it can be safer to keep an excitable pet on an extended lead, to prevent the animal getting itself into difficulty in the open sea, and on a normal lead especially at or near cliff edges.'
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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.
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