Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat launched after dog goes over cliff at Barafundle . . . .
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 12.30pm on 9th February following a report from concerned members of the public that their dog had gone over the cliff at Barafundle.
The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, some 11 miles west of Tenby.
Once on scene, the ‘Y’ boat was deployed to allow the crew members to search the rocks and a cave below the area. Unfortunately, they could not locate the dog.
At this point, Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams at the top of the cliff decided to deploy a rescue technician by rope to search the cliff and rocks from above, whilst the lifeboat provided safety cover.
Whilst searching, they located the dog in a blow hole behind that cave that the ‘Y’ boat searched but was inaccessible by sea.
The dog, who was none the worse for his ordeal, was retrieved and brought back up the cliff where he was reunited with his delighted owners.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at around 3pm.
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