Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat involved in search for missing dog
The volunteer crew of Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat station launched at 10.05am on Tuesday 21 June, after a report of a dog in the water off Aldeburgh beach.
The crew launched their inshore lifeboat, Christine, after a visiting family witnessed a dog being chased into the water by another dog, whereby the currents swept it offshore. Witnesses also saw the dog trying to swim to shore.
Once launched, the crew searched a wide area south of the town, with the help of local fishing vessels and the local Coastguard team onshore.
All teams were stood down as nothing was found, and the lifeboat returned to station at 11.30am.
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