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Hugo the Dog & His Walker Rescued After Being Cut Off by Tide at Sandymount

4th February 2021
Hugo the dog and his walker with two of their rescuers Hugo the dog and his walker with two of their rescuers Credit: Irish Coast Guard - Dun Laoghaire/Facebook

A dog and his walker were rescued after they got cut off by the tide at Sandymount this afternoon (Thursday 4 February).

Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore lifeboat assisted with recovering the duo from the water and bringing them to safety at Poolbeg beach.

National Ambulance Service paramedics arrived to give the owner a medical check-up.

At the same time, an Irish Coast Guard member and a paramedic gave Hugo the dog some TLC after his dramatic experience, as Hugo can’t swim.

Dun Laoghaire’s coastguard unit reminds the public if you see anyone in difficulty in or near the water, dial 112/999 immediately and ask for the coastguard.

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