COUNTY NEWS: Lifeboat launched after woman tries to rescue dog

Lifeboat volunteers were called into action on Friday evening (August 7) after a distraught dog owner entered the water in pursuit of her pet.

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The dog owner’s partner rang the emergency services after she decided to swim out in pursuit of her dog, which was not returning to shore.

The volunteer crew of Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) was paged to assist by Dover Coastguard.

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As is usually the case with dogs who love the water, the animal safely returned to shore when it was ready, leaving the owner cold and wet still in the water.

Fortunately, in this instance, the owner too was able to return to shore unaided. Subsequently, the lifeboat was stood down from service.

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