Plunging pooch in Solva cliff rescue
12:30pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
Lifeboats and coastguards were tasked to the rescue of a desperate dog this weekend.
The hapless hound, Fiver on holiday from Twickenham, London, had fallen over the cliff at Nine Wells, near Solva, at around 7.30pm on Saturday.
Both St Davids lifeboats, as well as the city’s coastguards and another team from Broad Haven, were tasked to the incident and made their way to Porth Y Rhaw, to the west of Solva.
Heavy seas were breaking at the foot of the cliffs, which would have endangered the lifeboats and their crews, so it was decided that coastguards would attempt a cliff rescue.
Both lifeboats provided lighting for the rescue and stood by as safety cover.
Coastguards descended the cliffs and located the stranded seadog, who was then returned to his grateful owners waiting at the cliff top.