Monday 21 August 2017

Coast Guard in dramatic golden retrieval

Marley, the golden retriever, is rescued from the cliffs at Sutton. Photo: Howth Coast Guard
Marley, the golden retriever, is rescued from the cliffs at Sutton. Photo: Howth Coast Guard

Ian Begley

The Coast Guard was called in to action in north Dublin to rescue a three-year-old golden retriever that had slipped down a cliff.

The Irish Coast Guard operations centre received a call yesterday afternoon from the animal's owners, who had been walking at Red Rock in Sutton. The dog, Marley, had slipped while near the cliff edge and had become trapped. A Coast Guard response team from Howth station that was in the area responded.

The crew met with the owner at the top of the cliff and then lowered a climber down to the dog. The Coast Guard climber secured the dog and lowered him to the beach below where he was reunited with his relieved owners. A unit from Dublin Fire Brigade also attended.

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said the owners did the right thing by calling for help.

Marley is given a drink. Photo: Howth Coast Guard
Marley is given a drink. Photo: Howth Coast Guard

Irish Independent

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