Man and dog rescued after getting into trouble near pier off Northumberland harbour

A man and the dog he went to rescue were helped to shore after they got into trouble on the Northumberland coast.

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 8:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 8:32 am

Amble Coastguard and the town’s RNLI volunteers were alerted by a 999 call just before 8pm yesterday, Tuesday, November 17, reporting a man was trying to rescue a dog which had become trapped in part of the nearby North Pier.

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A spokesperson for the team said: “After gaining access to the North Pier the team found the person and the dog with assistance from members of the public.

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The RNLI and Coastguard teams worked together to help the man and dog after they got into difficulties near the North Pier at Amble. Image copyright Google Maps.

“Following directions from the team, the owner of the dog recovered himself before a member of the team made way to secure the dog.

"Due to the tricky location of the dog, it was decided to get assistance from RNLI - Amble Lifeboat Station where they launched their inshore lifeboat.

"The dog and a member from the coastguard team transferred to the lifeboat before being taken ashore where the dog was reunited with its owner.”

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