A lucky Labrador who was swept out to sea and its owners got to say thank you to the lifeboat crew which came to the rescue.

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Mike, 71, and Caroline Jenner, 61, feared their pet, Quila, had drowned after she was carried away by the tide at Sea Palling on Sunday December 22.

But the Stalham couple were overjoyed when they discovered the eight-year-old pooch had been rescued by Happisburgh and Sea Palling lifeboat crews after being found cowering on a reef.

Crew members Jake Munday, Will Baker and Sean Ferguson, who saved the animal met up with the owners and the dog this morning at the Happisburgh lifeboat station.

Mr and Mrs Jenner donated £100 to the crew which will go towards RNLI equipment and training.

Philip Smith, press officer for Happisburgh lifeboat station, said: “The crew were very pleased to see the dog fully recovered after its ordeal. Quila was a lot dryer and warmer this time. The owners were grateful to the crew.”

Mr and Mrs Jenner, who met the lifeboat crew with watched a video of the rescue.

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