Exmouth inshore lifeboat launches to dog trapped on cliff ledge at Dawlish

Exmouth RNLI volunteers were tasked to help a trapped dog that fell from a cliff at Dawlish.

The inshore lifeboat launched on Tuesday morning (November 17) to a report a dog had fallen off Red Rock and was trapped on a ledge.

The uninjured pet was successfully rescued and reunited it with its owner.

An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was assigned by HM Coastguard to a report that a dog had fallen near Red Rock, Dawlish, and was trapped on a ledge.

“The lifeboat made its way to the scene of the incident. There it was asked to stand-by offshore while a coastguard rescue team successfully rescued the animal that was returned to its owner, safe and uninjured.”

The RNLI has issued safety advice to dog owners walking their pets near cliffs or water.

Dog owners are urged to keep animals on leads near cliff ledges or fast-flowing water.

Never go in after pets stuck in mud or water, call 999 or 112 and ask the coastguard for help.

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