Mischievous Mutts Need RNLI Rescue
This weekend, two dogs in separate locations in the UK got themselves into trouble, causing the RNLI to come to the rescue.
The first incident occurred on Saturday when Molly, a 10 month Norfolk terrier fell 100ft from Old Harry Rocks along Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Molly was off her lead as she bounded along the cliffside. The dog tumbled off the side and became stranded at the foot of the cliff.
Over 100 people were gathered to look for Molly after she disappeared from view. Just before the Swanage Coastguards and Poole's RNLI lifeboat arrived, a man began to prepared to climb down the side of the cliff by rope.
Helmsman of Poole’s RNLI lifeboat, Ed Davies said: We proceeded to the bottom of the cliff and volunteer crewman Pete Smith got out of the boat and made his way to the beach on the north side of Old Harry.
He then caught sight of a brown dog - it was Molly. She immediately ran towards him and was very pleased to meet him.
Pete scooped her up and returned to the lifeboat where the crew gave her a check over and a reassuring stroke.
Thankfully, Molly seemed fine and none the worse for wear after her dramatic 100ft drop and afternoon dip in the sea below.
Meanwhile, this weekend in Happisburgh, Norfolk, another RNLI lifeboat was called out to rescue another dog in trouble. Clyde, a six-year-old Italian Spinone worried owner Louise Brooks by swimming over 500m away from the beach chasing seagulls in the distance.
Brooks alerted the Happisburgh RNLI lifeboat station who raced to retrieve Clyde in their D-Class lifeboat, the Spirit of Berkhamsted. In just a few minutes, the volunteer crew had pulled Clyde onboard and sped him back to Brooks waiting at the RNLI lifeboat station.
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Article by Jack Bartrop