First Swanage lifeboat launch for 2023

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage inshore lifeboat launched for the first time of 2023 on Saturday 21st January to recover Penny the spaniel who had fallen from the cliff.

Swanage ILB


Swanage ILB

Swanage HM Coastguard were on scene and had located the dog from the cliff top and found she had made her way to a sandy shore at Old Harry Rocks.

The lifeboat arrived on the shore and two of the volunteer lifeboat crew approached the dog which was visibly nervous but appeared well considering the fall. The Coastguard had lowered Penny’s collar and lead which helped provide some reassurance to the dog so that she could be caught and carried to the lifeboat.

The lifeboat took Penny to South beach where she was reunited with her owner and taken to the vets for a check up.

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