Exmouth RNLI volunteers rescue two dogs and two ladies cut off by the tide
Inshore lifeboat George Bearman launched at 5.45pm on 6 April to reports of a mother and daughter walking a Boxer and a Collie, cut off by the tide between Sandy Bay and Orcombe Point.
Helm, Andy Stott said:
‘When we arrived on scene, the mother was up to her waist in water and the dogs were cold. The wind direction and conditions meant they became wetter on the way back to the boathouse. The ladies were absolutely soaked through so we loaned them our woolly bear fleeces to wear home in the car. They were very grateful for our blankets, plastic sheets and a cup of tea!’
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Photo: PR060416 Dog and casualty recovered to the boathouse.
(credit: Exmouth RNLI)
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