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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

Luca the dog rescued after falling 200ft down a cliff edge

After a 30 minute “challenging rescue” a very “frightened and shivering” Luca was rescued by Howth RNLI.

IF ANY STORY will get you tearing up on a Monday, it’s one of a dog being safely rescued after a 200 foot fall down a cliff-edge.

Luca the dog was out walking with his owners yesterday along the cliff path in Howth Head, north Dublin when he fell.

The alarm was raised at around 4.30pm and Howth RNLI made their way to the distressed animal.

Two of the lifeboat crew, with the guidance of Luca’s owners at the top of the cliff, climbed over rocks and made their way to Luca.

After a 30 minute “challenging rescue”, a very “frightened and shivering” Luca was taken onboard the lifeboat. He was “without harm” said Howth RNLI Helm Dave Howard and was reunited with his owners.

Not satisfied with just the one rescue that day, on the way back to the lifeboat station the RNLI also came across a person on a broken down jet-ski and towed them home. Later in the day at around 5.40pm, a man was also rescued after getting into trouble while swimming across the channel in Malahide.

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