Lifeboat crew rescues dog from Southwold Harbour

Southwold lifeboat, the Annie Tranmer. Picture: MICK HOWES

Southwold lifeboat, the Annie Tranmer. Picture: MICK HOWES - Credit: Mick Howes/RNLI

A lifeboat was launched from Southwold on Wednesday to rescue a dog, which fell into the harbour.

The Lowestoft and Southwold coastguard rescue teams were also alerted, following reports that the dog had fallen into the harbour at 9.01am.

The volunteer RNLI Southwold lifeboat crew of the Annie Tranmer was launched and they quickly rescued the pet dog, before returning it to its grateful owners.

Responding to their 65th call out of the year so far, five coastguard rescue officers also attended.

A coastguard spokesman said: 'Humber coastguards were concerned the owners may enter the water to recover the dog and in turn get themselves in trouble and be at risk.'