Dog rescued after cliff fall near Stackpole Quay
9:42am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
A precious pet had a lucky escape yesterday after falling from a cliff near Stackpole Quay.
Tenby all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller rescued a chocolate Labrador called Spice fell at around 1pm on Tuesday, October 29.
Milford Haven Coastguard received a frantic call from Spice’s owner, who said it had survived the fall and was swimming, but tiring having swum for some time in difficult sea conditions.
The lifeboat made best speed to Stackpole some nine miles South West of Tenby.
The coxswain and crew assessed the situation and launched the ‘Y’ boat with two volunteers on board into dark a cove.
St Govans Coast Rescue Team stood at the cliff top conning the ‘Y’ boat into position.
In the meantime Spice had managed to cling to a rocky out crop having swum for more than 40 minutes. As the crew approached, the dog swam towards them only to swim away as they got near. A crew member entered the water and guided Spice back to the boat where it was recovered.
After a quick check over Spice was reunited with his tearful owners at Stackpole beach and put on his lead. Spice was taken to a local vet and given the all clear having clearly escaped any injury.
The Lifeboat returned to Tenby and rehoused at 2.05pm.
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