Lucky Star! Dog rescued after falling between sewage works and bypass bridge on River Tweed

A dog has been rescued after falling down a steep and rocky riverbank.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:42 pm
Berwick-upon-Tweed ILB rescued a dog called Star who had fallen down the steep, rocky riverbank. Picture: Berwick-upon-Tweed ILB

On Wednesday, December 18, Berwick-upon-Tweed Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched a lifeboat at 11.07am to help a dog named Star who had fallen down the steep, rocky riverbank between the sewage works and the bypass bridge on the river Tweed.

The HM Coastguard passed Star over to the Berwick-upon-Tweed ILB once they arrived on scene.

Star was checked over by the crew before she was taken back to the lifeboat station.

She was then handed back into the care of her owners who took Star to the vets as a precaution.

As a thank you, Star and her owners returned to the lifeboat station with gifts for the crew.

A statement on the HM Coastguard Facebook page said: “If your four-legged friend gets into trouble at the coast, don’t go after them. If you’re worried, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”