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Alderney lifeboat rescues stranded dog at foot of cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

Alderney's RNLI Relief Lifeboat 'Corinne Whiteley' was called to rescue a stranded dog at the bottom of a 300ft cliff at Telegraph Bay on Saturday 16 July.

The dog who had been walking with it's owner had strayed from the path and tumbled onto the beach, the owner was unable to reach the dog due to the sheer rock face at the foot of the cliff.

The All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 17.15, with the Boarding Boat on escort, both vessels were on scene at  17.37.  The boarding boat and three crew landed ashore and rescued the dog at 17.46, the bedraggled and grateful pooch was reunited with it's relieved owner at Braye Harbour at 18.10.

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