Sunderland RNLI rescue Skye the Labrador from Souter Point after 30ft cliff fall (From The Northern Echo)
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Sunderland RNLI rescue Skye the Labrador from Souter Point after 30ft cliff fall
A DOG had to be rescued after falling 30ft down a cliff.
RNLI volunteers in Sunderland were called to the scene in Whitburn, Tyne and Wear on Friday afternoon.
The Sunderland inshore Lifeboat was launched just after 4pm and found the animal in a cove at Souter Point, ten minutes north of the lifeboat station.
A coastguard team watched the operation with the dog's owners at the top off the cliff.
Two RNLI crewmen were put ashore to locate Skye, the three-year-old Labrador, and assess if she was doing well.
Lifeboat volunteer, Jonny Lindsley, said: "On route we were unsure of the dog's condition so it was a great relief to see her running around on the beach.
"Once we were ashore we gave the dog a quick check over before encouraging her to the lifeboat so we could reunite her with the owners.
"The lifeboat was then able to land the dog on the next bay along. ‘Skye’ was then handed back to her owners."
"Although the charity is set up primarily to save people in trouble at sea we were happy to be able to assist in getting the dog back to safety, which in turn meant nobody had to put themselves at risk," added Mr Lindsley.
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