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Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat involved in search for missing dog

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat station launched at 10.05am on Tuesday 21 June, after a report of a dog in the water off Aldeburgh beach.

The crew launched their inshore lifeboat, Christine, after a visiting family witnessed a dog being chased into the water by another dog, whereby the currents swept it offshore. Witnesses also saw the dog trying to swim to shore.

Once launched, the crew searched a wide area south of the town, with the help of local fishing vessels and the local Coastguard team onshore. 

All teams were stood down as nothing was found, and the lifeboat returned to station at 11.30am.

RNLI media contacts

• Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email chillpress@hotmail.co.uk
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

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