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Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues dog after it gets stranded by incoming tide

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby RNLI's inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly before 7am on Monday (9 May) after a call to Milford Haven Coastguard from a gentleman stating that his dog was cut off by the incoming tide.

The local man had been walking the dog along the Paragon beach when it ran off and disappeared behind an outcrop of rocks.

In the time it took the owner to catch up with the dog, it had become trapped in a small cove by the incoming tide.

The lifeboat was soon on scene, with the volunteer crew spotting the dog in a small cove under the Imperial Hotel.

A crew member went ashore and retrieved the dog, which was none the worse for its ordeal.

The dog was then taken back to Tenby Harbour and reunited with its relieved owner who had made his way down to Tenby RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Station.

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