Lifeboat crew end year by res­cu­ing pair of an­i­mals

Carmarthen Journal - - News -

NEW Quay RNLI lifeboat sta­tion had an un­usual end to 2018 with two an­i­mal res­cues on New Year’s Eve.

The vol­un­teer crew were paged at 1.10pm after a dog had fallen over a cliff be­tween Tre­saith and Aber­porth.

The Au­drey LJ in­shore lifeboat launched with Si­mon Rigby as helm, joined by crew mem­bers Ben Davies and El­lis Jones, and trav­elled south in search of the an­i­mal.

Mur­ray the dog had been walk­ing on the coastal path with his own­ers when he fell over 50ft from the cliffs.

Si­mon said: “We had a bumpy run down the coast but luck­ily we were able to lo­cate the dog quickly. He was in a lot of pain and we had to ex­tract him from a small cove be­tween Aber­porth and Tre­saith. The poor dog was not happy and we had to be care­ful as we re­alised he had bro­ken one of his front legs.

“We got him on board and handed him over to the Coast­guard res­cue team where Mur­ray was re­u­nited with his own­ers.”

On their way back to New Quay the crew were tasked to a se­cond in­ci­dent by Mil­ford Haven Coast­guard, this time to a sheep that had fallen over a cliff near Llan­grannog.

Crew mem­ber Ben Davies said: “I never thought when I joined the lifeboat crew I would be las­so­ing a sheep and get­ting the poor thing into a boat. Luck­ily the sheep was very calm on board but we had to tie her down for her and our safety.”

The sheep had a trip in the lifeboat to Llan­grannog where she was handed over to the New Quay Coast­guard team.

New Quay RNLI vol­un­teers res­cued a sheep and a dog on New Year’s Eve.

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