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St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat rescues dog

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday September 6 at 12.26pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service, to rescue a Jack Russell dog which had fallen over cliff.

St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat

RNLI St Davids

St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat crew

The dog was in a position between the lifeboat station and Whitesands beach.

The lifeboat was on the scene in minutes where the crew located and recovered the dog into the lifeboat.

The lifeboat then returned to station where the dog which had minor scratches was reunited with its grateful owner.

Members of the public are advised to keep their dogs on leads while walking the coast path.

The lifeboat rehoused at 12.55pm.

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Media Contacts
For more information please contact Jim Phillips St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791121039 -- 01437721532 or by email: jimphillipsrnli@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively contact Danielle Rush Regional Media Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 - 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk


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