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Dublin: -1 °C Sunday 19 January, 2020

Coast Guard rescues golden retriever trapped 15ft down a cliff in Sutton

Marley had slipped near the summit of the cliff and had become trapped.

Source: Howthcoastguard/YouTube

THE HOWTH COAST Guard attended the scene after receiving a call about a dog trapped on a cliff edge at Red Rock in Sutton this afternoon.

Marley, a three-year old golden retriever, had slipped near the summit of the cliff and had become trapped.

A coast guard team met the owner at the top of the cliff, and a climber was lowered around 15ft to reach Marley.

The climber secured the dog, and then lowered him to the beach where was eventually reunited with his relieved owner.

A unit from Dublin Fire Brigade also attended the scene.

2017 P6 - 003 Source: Howth Coast Guard

In a separate incident attended by the Howth Coast Guard today, a member of the public reported that their dog had swam out to sea from the Bull Wall on Dollymount and was unable to return.

A unit of the coast guard attended, along with a Dublin Port boat, and the dog was recovered and returned to shore.

A statement from the Howth Coast Guard said: “On both incidents, the owners did the right thing in calling the Coast Guard right away and waiting for assistance rather than attempt to rescue themselves.

Remember if you do see someone in trouble don’t delay call 112 right away. Your call could save a life.

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