Monday 11 December 2017

'A golden retrieval' - Coast Guard jump to the rescue after dog trapped on cliff

Dog rescued by coastguard in Howth. Credit Howth Coastguard
Dog rescued by coastguard in Howth. Credit Howth Coastguard
Dog reunited with owners after he's rescued in Howth by Coast Guard
Dog rescued from Howth. Credit Howth coastguard Newsdesk Newsdesk

This is the moment a member of the Irish Coast Guard was lowered to a dog that had become trapped on a cliff.

In a post of Facebook , The Irish Coast Guard centre in Howth wrote that they received a call this afternoon to say that a dog was trapped 15 foot down a cliff at Red Rock in Sutton.

A team that was in the area responded and met with the animal's owner at the top of the cliff before being directed towards the dog - 3-year-old Golden Retriever Marley.

The dog was slipped while walking near the cliff edge and had become trapped.

The adorable cideo clip shows one member lowering himself to the stricken animal before giving dehydrated a much-needed drink from a bottle of water.

The Coast Guard climber then secured the dog and lowered him to the beach below where he was reunited with his relieved owner. A unit from Dublin Fire Brigade also attended.

Dog rescued from Howth. Credit Howth coastguard

Earlier this morning the Coast Guard were called into action to rescue another stranded dog.

A member of the public reported that their dog swam out to sea from the Bull Wall on Dollymount but wasn’t able to return.

A unit of the Irish Coast Guard from Howth responded and along with a Dublin Port boat recovered the dog safely back to shore.

In a statement Howth Coast Guard said: "On both incidents, the owners did the right thing in calling the Coast Guard right away and waiting for assistance rather than attempt a rescue themselves. Remember if you do see someone in trouble don’t delay call 112 right away. Your call could save a life."

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