Rescue teams are thankedby dog's owners

A dog was rescued by Coastguard and RNLI teams after being swept out to sea from Cocklawburn beach.

Monday, 23rd April 2018, 10:04 am
Updated Monday, 23rd April 2018, 14:14 pm
Berwick Coastguard officer Chris Garland with rescued dog Freya.

The dog, called Freya, was eventually found more than half a mile south of where she had entered the water.

Owners Elliot and Julie Landells had raised the alarm with the Coastguard on Friday around 5pm.

Berwick’s inshore lifeboat was launched and, once on scene, crew conducted a hasty search.

After 25 minutes they eventually found the exhausted dog off Middle Skerr Rocks, close to Cheswick.

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The dog was returned to its owners, anxiously waiting with Berwick Coastguard team on the beach, and was subsequently given the all-clear by vets.

Posting on Berwick Coastguard’s facebook page, Elliot said: ‘Thank you all very much for rescuing Freya. Julie and I will be eternally grateful.’

A Berwick Coastguard spokesman said: “The dog was really chuffed to be back on dry land. The owner did exactly the right thing in phoning the Coastguard who launched the inshore lifeboat and Coastguard rescue team. Please remember if your dog gets into difficulty in the water do not enter the water to rescue it yourself. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

Berwick lifeboat crew added: “It’s unlikely that any person would survive in our cold waters for such a long time.”