REPORTS of an angler falling into in the river Tyne, directly opposite the lifeboat station at Harbour View, South Shields, caused Humber Coastguard to request the urgent launch of the inshore lifeboat at 23.52hrs on Saturday night.

The lifeboat was on scene less than a minute after launching but instead of an angler in the water, they found a small dog.

Quickly lifting the animal out of the water they attempted to rescuscitate it. It was still alive, but unresponsive.  The lifeboat crew took it in the lifeboat to South Shields ferry landing where they could reunite it with its distraught owner, who was taken there by South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade.

The dog, still unresponsive, was handed over to the owner and as there was unfortunately nothing further the lifeboat crew could do, they returned to station. It is unknown if the dog recovered.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble

 

Tynemouth RNLI Inshore lifeboat launched to dog in waterTynemouth RNLIServicesdog,inshore,Lifeboat,Rescue,RNLI,service,south shields,TynemouthREPORTS of an angler falling into in the river Tyne, directly opposite the lifeboat station at Harbour View, South Shields, caused Humber Coastguard to request the urgent launch of the inshore lifeboat at 23.52hrs on Saturday night. The lifeboat was on scene less than a minute after launching but instead of an...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea