Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat assists man and dog cut off by tide at Otterton Ledge

Date: 19.02.23

Time paged: 11.47

Call out #: 3

Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat was tasked to assist a member of the public who had walked around Otterton Ledge from Budleigh Beach to assist their dog, after it had fallen from the top. Subsequently, the pair had been cut off by the tide.

Once on scene, the Lifeboat put a crewman ashore with our rescue sled, and recovered the dog and its owner to the Lifeboat.

Both were then safely dropped off to the Coastguard Team at Budleigh Beach.

Dog walkers and owners are reminded to please keep their dogs on leads when walking near cliff tops and edges.

Many thanks to all involved.

Boat Crew: Ian Fletcher (Helm), Guy Bennett, Ed Birch, Toby Hoggarth.

Tractor Driver: Paul May

DLA: Si Priestley

Shore Crew: Charli Higgins, Cameron Baker, Adrian Blight, Ben Lemaitre.

Wind Speed: Force 2

Wind: W

Visibility: Very Good

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