Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat crew rescue dog

On Saturday 14th July 2018 shortly before 11am the Volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat station were called to assist in the rescue of a dog in difficulty near Worms Head Rhossili.

On Saturday 14th July 2018 shortly before 11am the Volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat station were called to assist in the rescue of a dog in difficulty near Worms Head Rhossili.

The RNLI lifeboat was quickly launched and made its way to Worms Head. The crew located the dog, a terrier which was with two people who were Coasteering who had noticed it in difficulty. After checking it was not injured the crew took the dog to shore where it was reunited with his owner.

The volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat were Jon Tarrant (helmsman), Jeremy Littlejohn and Georgia Cottell. Lawrie Grove the Lifeboat Operations Manager of the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat said: “I would remind people when walking with their dogs near the coat that if their dogs get into difficulties and are trapped by the tide not to try to rescue them but to call the Coastguard.”

RNLI media contacts

Brin Hurford brinleyhurford@hotmail.com Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Mobile: 07968 269 550, 01792 390391 and 01792 361142

Danielle Rush Danielle_Rush@rnli.org.uk Regional Media Relations Manager Mob: 07786 668829

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Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices

Read more here and watch the video…

https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2018/july/16/horton-and-port-eynon-lifeboat-crew-rescue-dog

 

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