Trapped dog in danger of being washed out to sea at Budleigh is reunited with its owners

A dog in danger of being washed out to sea was reunited with its owners after becoming trapped on the wrong side of the river mouth at Budleigh Salterton beach.

Coastguard teams from Beer and Exmouth were called to the Otter mouth on Boxing Day afternoon (Sunday, December 26) after the pet was seen being washed out to sea.

The dog was reunited with its owners after a member of the public climbed down a cliff to secure the stranded animal.

A Beer Coastguard spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist Exmouth Coastguard team with the rescue of a dog that had gone across the river Otter at the end of Budleigh beach but could not get back.

“It was getting washed out to sea but managing to get back to the beach but still stranded on the wrong side of the river.

“A member of the public climbed down the small cliff and managed to secure the dog.

“The owners were taken around to the other side of the river by vehicle where they were happily reunited.”

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