Call-out for South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade over concerns for dog owner

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were called out to Littlehaven Beach on Sunday, September 12 over concerns for a dog owner.

Sunday, 12th September 2021, 5:29 pm

Volunteers received the alert just before 7am on Sunday, after concerns were raised over a dog owner potentially entering the water to rescue his pet.

Teams were stood down on their way to the scene as the incident had been resolved.

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The South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade received an early morning call-out over concerns for a dog owner at Littlehaven Beach.

A SSVLB spokesperson said on social media: “The team were tasked to Littlehaven beach after concern for the owner of a dog that was drifting out to sea on driftwood, it was thought he may enter the water to try to rescue the dog.

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“The team were stood down en route as the incident had been resolved."

Members of the public are reminded that in a coastal emergency, they should call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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