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Mumbles lifeboat crew rescue deserted island dog

Lifeboats News Release

Saturday morning the volunteer crew of the Mumbles inshore lifeboat Mark Lott were called to the aid of a dog which had jumped onto a deserted rock.

Charlie the deserted island dog

RNLI/Josh Stewart

Charlie the dog on a rock
The dog 'Charlie' had escaped his owners and jumped from a ridge onto a rock in the middle of the rising tide. The crew were called in to return Charlie to his very grateful owners.
Crew member Rhys John said 'We would urge all dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead while out on the cliff paths and always contact the Coastguard rather than try and rescue your dog yourself'.

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