Date 30th July 2014 Berwick   Report no. No HB 94 



Berwick RNLI inshore lifeboat rescues stranded dog off Spittal Point



Berwick RNLI inshore lifeboat rescues stranded dog off Spittal Point 

HM Coastguard requested the launch of Berwick lifeboat after receiving a call that a dog had been cut off from the incoming tide on Spittal Point at 16:50 on Wednesday 30th July.  


The Berwick inshore lifeboat was launched and when crew reached the dog Helmsman Kevin Knox said, ‘at first the dog was growling and would not let us get near it but after persuading and coaxing it for about ten minutes we were eventually able to lift it into the boat where it was then shivering and shaking. We took the dog ashore.  As the dog had no collar on and we could not find its owner, we handed it over to HM Coastguard who took it to Bark rescue kennels’. 





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