Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat rescue dog after cliff fall

16 January 2012: The inshore lifeboat was launched at 10:33 after Humber Coastguard recieved a call drom a distressed dog walker after their animal had fallen 30 feet down cliffs onto the beach at Frenchman's Bay, South Shields, injuring itself.

Arriving on scene the lifeboat crew managed to calm the dog down then carry it over the rocks to the lifeboat where the helm was keeping the boat from grounding.

The Springer Spaniel was then taken to South Shields slipway where members of Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team had taken its owner to meet the lifeboat. The Coastguard team then transported the injured animal and the owner to a local vet and the lifeboat returned to station.

Lifeboat: D693 Mark Noble

16 Jan, 17:00hrs: Update on Alfie, the Springer Spaniel rescued earlier today after he fell from cliffs at Frenchman's Bay, South Shields. After spending an afternoon at the vet, his owner is picking him up about now, and he only has a sprained paw.

Dog rescued after cliff fallTynemouth RNLIServicescliffs,dog,frenchmans,Lifeboat,Rescue,RNLI,Shields,South,Tyne,Tynemouth16 January 2012: The inshore lifeboat was launched at 10:33 after Humber Coastguard recieved a call drom a distressed dog walker after their animal had fallen 30 feet down cliffs onto the beach at Frenchman's Bay, South Shields, injuring itself. Arriving on scene the lifeboat crew managed to calm the...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea