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Newquay RNLI launch to assist in dog rescue

Lifeboats News Release

At 9:14am on Saturday 24 June Newquay RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged and tasked to assist Newquay coastguard search & rescue team and St Agnes Coastguard Search & Rescue Team in rescuing a dog which had gone over a cliff at West Pentire, near Newquay.

Newquay's D class launched to assist in dog rescue

Angela Dibble

Newquay's D class launched to assist in dog rescue
Reports had been received of a dog over the cliff and a person on the cliff shouting for help.

With concerns that the dogs owner may put themselves in danger, the charity's D class inshore lifeboat was launched, arriving on scene at 9:39am.

Fortunately the person had already been led to the safety of the cliff top, so Newquay Lifeboat volunteers stoodby in the water while the coastguard rescue teams successfully rescued the dog.

Thankfully the treasured pet was unharmed and happily reunited with its owner.
Newquay lifeboat volunteers left the scene at 9:53am and arrived back in the harbour at 10:19am.

Please keep your dog on a lead when walking along the coast path, no matter how well behaved they normally are and never attempt to rescue an animal or person in difficulty yourself, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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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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