spaniel prompts call-out for Coastguards and hovercraft
rescue hovercraft and Coastguards were called out on Saturday afternoon
(December 3rd) amid concern for a dog walker and a stranded pet.
Cocker Spaniel had become stuck in deep mud on Stolford beach, between
Hinkley Point and Steart.
Coastguards asked for the help of BARB's rescue hovercraft due to
the location of the pet in the mud at low tide.
Cocker Spaniel - called Oakley - had run off and got stuck but fortunately
he got out safely, and the teams were stood down," said a BARB
was concern that the dog owner may put themselves in danger by venturing
out into the mud to try and recover the animal."
is always on-call and available to help when there is concern that
someone may be in difficulty or at risk along our coastline. Always
call 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you have concerns."
Muddy Oakley, the Cocker Spaniel, after Saturday's incident