Labrador dog in Norfolk lifeboat rescue drama

  • 23 December 2013
  • From the section Norfolk
Dog being rescued by lifeboat crew
Lifeboat crew members clambered onto the rocks after hearing the dog barking
Dog being rescued by lifeboat crew
The Labrador had been swept onto the reef about 0.5 miles (0.8km) from shore
Dog being rescued by lifeboat crew
They kept the cold and frightened dog warm before reuniting her with her owner

A dog was rescued by a lifeboat crew after being swept out to sea off the Norfolk coast.

The Labrador was being walked by her owner when she was swept away by the tide at Sea Palling on Sunday morning.

Volunteer crews from Happisburgh on a training exercise diverted to the area and found the dog on rocks on a reef.

They carried her into the boat and kept her warm before returning to the beach where she was reunited safely with her owner.

An RNLI spokesman said: "We believe the Labrador was a nursing mother so this rescue will make a great difference to her pups."

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