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Howth Coastguard Team Rescues Dog from Sutton Sea Cliff

17th May 2021
A cliff rescue team member from the Irish Coast Guard's Howth unit is lowered to retrieve Freddie the dog from the cliff at Red Rock in Sutton on Sunday 16 May
A cliff rescue team member from the Irish Coast Guard’s Howth unit is lowered to retrieve Freddie the dog from the cliff at Red Rock in Sutton Credit: Geraldine Crossan/Facebook

Howth’s Irish Coast Guard cliff team sprang into action yesterday evening (Sunday 16 May) to rescue a dog trapped on a sea cliff at Red Rock in Sutton.

Freddie the dog had fallen 10 metres down the cliff face while walking with his owners and was stranded on a ledge in the rock.

The coastguard team acted quickly, setting up for an abseil before a rescue climber was lowered to retrieve Freddie and safety reunite him with his relieved owners on the beach below.

“Freddie’s owners did the right thing when the dog got trapped. They didn’t attempt a self rescue and contacted the coastguard on 999,” the Howth unit said.

“We encourage the public to contact the coastguard if they see people attempt a rescue.”

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