Dog sparks emergency beach rescue

An inquisitive dog sparked an emergency rescue operation after it became stuck in a trench in Anchorsholme, says the Coastguard.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 9:09 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 10:12 am
The dog became stuck in a new trench

Rescue teams from Lytham and St Annes and Fleetwood were called out to the beach following reports of the trapped pooch at around 9pm on Tuesday, July 17.

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The Red Setter, who was stuck for a short time, was rescued by specially trained Coastguard rescue teams.

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The dog became stuck in a new trench

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: "We were called out to a dog that had fallen into a gully and somehow managed to get itself stuck.

"Using a ladder, our crews managed to get into the gully and extract the dog.

"Thankfully the dog was absolutely fine, and the owner was very happy to be reunited with his pet.

"We would like to remind members of the public that we will always do our best to rescue dogs.

The pooch became stuck in a trench

"Please don't enter the sea or enter dangerous areas to attempt to rescue them.

"Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. It is much safer for our trained team members to go to the rescue than members of the public."