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Port Isaac RNLI rescue man and dog from Rocky Valley

Lifeboats News Release

At 11.06am on Wednesday 1 November Port Isaac RNLI were tasked to a man and his dog trapped at Rocky Valley.

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A man and his dog were rescued by Port Isaac RNLI

Bude and Boscastle Coastguards were paged and tasked to Rocky Valley, just north of Tintagel, following the report of a dog trapped in the water with the adult male owner stuck having descended the cliff in an attempt to rescue.

The Coastguard made their way down the valley with water rescue equipment, should it be required. It was quickly determined that access to the casualty and his dog was treacherous and that the safest way to recover would be from the sea, with conditions being calm. Port Isaac volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked by Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre with the Coastguard staying on to monitor and reassure the casualty.

The lifeboat landed a volunteer crew member with the casualty and both were recovered to the lifeboat where they were reunited with their family on nearby Castle Beach.

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