A DOG was rescued after falling 30ft from cliffs in South Tyneside.
Volunteers from Sunderland’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) were called to the rescue of Skye the Labrador after she fell at Souter Point, in Whitburn, just after 4pm yesterday.
The three-year-old pet had fallen onto a cove that was completely inaccessible by land without the use of rope equipment.
Sunderland’s RNLI lifeboat was directed to her by coastguard crew members who were with Skye’s owners on the cliffs above her.
Jonny Lindsley, of RNLI, said: “We were unsure of the dog’s condition so it was a great relief to see her running around on the beach.
“Once we were ashore we gave her a quick check over before encouraging her to the lifeboat so we could reunite her with the owners.
“Although the charity is set up primarily to save people in trouble at sea, we were happy to be able to assist in getting the dog back to safety, which in turn meant nobody had to put themselves at risk.”
The lifeboat landed and Skye was reunited with her relieved owners.
This footage, captured by RNLI volunteers, shows Skye being helped into a lifeboat.
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