Lifeboat crew end year by rescuing pair of animals
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.