Dog owner res­cued by lifeboat

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY ANA DA SILVA

A DOG owner had to be res­cued from a har­bour af­ter he went into the water to find his lost pet. The man was spot­ted near rocks at Fraser­burgh Har­bour yes­ter­day af­ter­noon and the town’s lifeboat, aided by coast­guard teams from the Broch and Peter­head, plucked him from the water. A Coast­guard he­li­copter helped in the res­cue op­er­a­tion, which hap­pened at around 1.40pm. The man, who is un­der­stood to be in his early 20s, was not in­jured but was taken to Fraser­burgh Hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion. A RNLI spokesman said the team re­ceived the call from the con­cerned mem­ber of the pub­lic af­ter a man was in the water look­ing for his dog. He added: “Peo­ple were get­ting wor­ried for the man and called the coast­guard. He was in the water near the rocks, which is where the dog was last seen. “We launched one small XP in­flat­able boat where two crew mem­bers got on in or­der to get as close as they could.” The spokesman said the team searched for al­most an hour but were un­suc­cess­ful in lo­cat­ing the dog, which was last seen just be­low the light­house. He added: “De­spite the ex­ten­sive search no trace of the dog was found. We were stood down and back at the berth ready for ser­vice at 2.30pm.” A Coast­guard spokesman added: “We were called at 1.40pm af­ter 999 calls re­port­ing a man pos­si­bly in trou­ble in Fraser­burgh Har­bour. “Our crews and Po­lice Scot­land at­tended im­me­di­ately. “A man was lo­cated nearby and taken out of the water and has been taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal.”

RNLI crews at Fraser­burgh Har­bour yes­ter­day as they plucked a man from the water af­ter he tried to save his dog

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