Lexi and Cleo rescued by Filey Lifeboat Crew
Two dogs, missing for over 20 hours, have been rescued by Filey RNLI lifeboat crew this afternoon. (Saturday 17th August)
Just before 4pm, UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s inshore lifeboat (ILB), Braund, following reports that two dogs had been spotted at the bottom of 150 foot cliffs about two miles north of Filey.
Within a few minutes the ILB had launched on service crewed by Ben Hargreaves, Tyler Fawthrop, Liam Frampton and Katie Pooley.
The ILB made best possible speed to the area and Lexi and Cleo were spotted together at the bottom of the cliffs beneath one of the local holiday camps. It soon transpired that these were the two dogs that had been missing from a local holiday centre for over 20 hours.
The crew coaxed both dogs into the ILB and transported them back to Coble Landing, Filey where they were re-united with their very grateful owners.
John Ward, Lifeboat Press Officer said: “Both the dogs were very lucky. It was very heart-warming to see that they had both stuck together to make sure the other was okay. Despite a slight injury to one of the dogs, they soon perked up when their owners arrived at the Lifeboat Station. Many thanks to Filey Coastguard Rescue Team and to the large number of Filey RNLI crew who attended this afternoon"
Notes to editors
- Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Facebook page.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.