Howth Coast Guard kept busy on Dog Day Afternoon

A busy sunny afternoon for the Howth Coast Guard yesterday after they responded to two separate call outs to help out two dogs who got themselves into a spot of trouble. 

Yesterday afternoon the Howth Coast Guard responded to the report that a dog was trapped down a 15 foot cliff at Red Rock in Sutton. Marley, a 3 year old Golden Retriever, had slipped while near the cliff edge and had become trapped.

The crew met the distressed owner at the top of the cliff and then lowered a climber down to Marley. The Coast Guard climber then secured the dog and lowered him to the beach below where he was reunited with his very relieved owner. A unit from Dublin Fire Brigade also attended.

This was the second doggy call out of the day. Earlier they came to the aid of a dog who swam out too far from Bull Wall on Dollymount and wasn’t able to return. With help from a Dublin Port boat the dog was recovered and safely returned to their owner.

Always remember if you do see someone in trouble don’t delay call 112 right away and ask for the Coast Guard.

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