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Exmouth RNLI helps struggling dog

Exmouth All Weather Lifeboat launching. Credit : Exmouth RNLI

It got stuck in the River Exe

The volunteer crew of Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was today tasked by H.M. Coastguard following a report of an dog that had got into difficulties in the River Exe. 

Today (Wednesday 18 November 2020) Exmouth RNLI relief Inshore Lifeboat, was launched following a report that a black Cocker Spaniel was struggling in the River Exe between Lympstone and Lower Halsdon Farm area. It appeared that the dogs owner was attempting to enter the water to try and retrieve the animal. Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team also attended the incident.

The crew discovered the dog that was in shallow water and were able to advise the owner not to attempt to rescue the animal. They directed the Coastguard team to its location where it was returned to its owner, safe and uninjured shortly after.

The RNLI’s advice and tips on safe dog walking by the coast can be found here.

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