14th September 2018
Just over two weeks after rescuing one dog, Cowes RNLI lifeboat today took a
giant leap forward with its canine-related exploits, by rescuing five!
This time the drama involved a couple and their five small dogs, cut off by the
incoming tide on the shore east of Thorness Bay. Unable to climb the muddy cliff, the
couple put in an urgent call to the Coastguards.
After launching at 1.30 pm the lifeboat was soon on the scene, and the crew found
the woman particularly distressed by their predicament. The couple and their dogs,
one of which was being carried in a pushchair because of a leg injury, were soon
taken aboard the lifeboat.
Within minutes they were landed on the beach at Thorness, where they were
believed to be holidaying.
The lifeboat returned to station at 2.05 pm.
On 28 August the lifeboat had also been involved in the rescue of an exhausted dog
in sea off the Hampshire shore at Lepe on 28 August.