Brilliant moment dog swept out to sea is rescued by RNLI heroes

This is the moment dedicated RNLI rescue volunteers raced to the rescue of a dog who had been ‘swept out to the sea’ by the tides at Jennycliff Bay.

The incident happened at around 12.30pm today (Sunday) and RNLI rescue volunteers released footage a few hours later.

Brixham Coastguard told Plymouth Live the dog had got away from its owner and was swept down the coast.

Fortunately, the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) team saved the dog and reunited him with his owner.

Video footage shows the lifeboat dashing to the scene, and rescuers clambering up rocks to get to the dog.

You can watch footage of the dog rescue at the top of this page.

RNLI in the news – August 2020

The RNLI and HM Coastguard have been busy this weekend (August 7 -8), responding to emergencies and incidents across the region.

On one of the hottest days of the year, thousands of people of all ages have been soaking up the rays on the beach and relaxing with friends and family in parks and beer gardens across Devon and Cornwall – but some have got into trouble and needed help.

From anaphylactic shock to injuries and rescues-at-sea, the RNLI and the emergency services have been called to countless incidents and continue to save lives and keep people safe.

You can read our round-up of incidents in the region here.

You can also follow our live traffic and travel blog for the region here, as people flock to beaches across Devon and Cornwall.

Elsewhere in the UK, a woman has died in a jet-ski crash amid a four-year high in calls to the Coastguard, it has been confirmed.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “A woman has sadly died following a collision between a jet ski and a boat in the Menai Bridge area yesterday evening (Saturday, August 8)

“Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number Y114906.”

And in a separate incident, the body of a man in his 20s has been recovered from the sea.

Eemergency services were called to Bawsey Country Park in Norfolk, following reports a man was missing after getting into difficulty in the water.

Sadly, the man’s body was recovered from the water a short time later.

Superintendent Malcolm Cooke from Norfolk Constabulary said: “The body of the man, aged in his 20s, was recovered from the water and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Whilst enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the man’s death, this is a tragic situation.

“Without wanting to prejudge what has happened here I would urge people to take the utmost care around water and to be aware of hidden dangers such as fast flowing currents, underwater obstacles and weeds.”

Plymouth Live