Pet is reunited with owner after falling into water at Southwold

The Annie Tranmer out at sea. Picture: James Bass

The Annie Tranmer out at sea. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

The latest call-out for the volunteer crew from the RNLI lifeboat – the Annie Tranmer – at 9.17am this morning (Sunday) meant it was the sixth time they've been called out to retrieve dogs from the water beneath Southwold Harbour this year.

Six coastguard officers from Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard Rescue Teams attended the incident involving a dog which had fallen into the River Blythe.

Members of the public and Humber Coastguard were concerned that the owners may try and rescue the dog from the river.

Luckily a member of the public encouraged the dog to them and retrieved the dog to the Southwold side of the river, and the dog was taken into the lifeboat station until the owners arrived.

This is yet another reminder to owners to keep an eye on their dogs when off the lead near the harbour.


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The dog was very cold but made a good recovery.

The Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard Rescue Teams encourage all dog owners to call 999 and ask for the coastguard and lifeboat as soon as a dog goes into the water.

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