Husky dog rescued from water by Gorleston lifeboat team after falling in River Yare


A dog owner was rescued from a river, along with his pet, after he was unable to retrieve the animal which had fallen in.


The husky dog ended up near the mouth of the River Yare in Gorleston on Monday.

The man, who is believed to be a holidaymaker, went into the water to try get the animal out, but was unable to.

He was in the water for around 25 minutes trying to get himself and the dog out.

Deputy second coxswain and mechanic at Gorleston RNLI Paddy Lee said there was not enough time to get the inland lifeboat out, so two colleagues from the lifeboat station came to assist from the quayside.

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'The dog had a harness on and a long lead so we managed to haul him out of the water.

'Luckily the dog didn't have a collar on, or else we would have to have got the lifeboat out, as it would be at risk of being strangled.'

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He said the man was cold and tired when he got out of the water but did not need medical attention.

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