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Dog rescued by Stranraer lifeboat team

Stranraer pier. Credit: ITV Border

Stranraer's RNLI volunteers have rescued a dog that was trapped beneath the town's pier.

They were called just after 5pm yesterday afternoon to help the frightened pet, called Storm, which was stuck on a set of steps below the pier.

The lifeboat was not needed, but two team members donned their drysuits, lifejackets and helmets, and descended the pier ladder to rescue the dog.

They managed to clip on its lead, and coax it into the water, where Storm swam with the volunteers back to the pier ladder and was reunited with its owners, who later took to Facebook to voice their gratitude.

Thank you so much for rescuing my dog!! It's good to know you were able to help. Thank you from Storm who is none the worse for his ordeal.

– Storm's owner

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RNLI calls for volunteers

RNLI are appealing for volunteers. Credit: PA

People across Cumbria and the south of Scotland are being urged to join the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The RNLI is launching a recruitment drive for volunteer crew members and fundraisers.

They will join teams at lifeboat stations in Silloth, St Bees, Workington, Kippford and Kirkcudbright, and the charity will provide full training.

Watch Kim Inglis' full report here:

Woman breaks leg in Eyemouth cliff fall

Casualty being transferred to the lifeboat Credit: Eyemouth lifeboat/RNLI

A 65-year-old woman fell and broke her leg after slipping down cliffs near St Abbs on Wednesday afternoon.

Due to the difficult location of the casualty, just south of Horsecastle Bay, both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were called out.

They joined police and paramedics who were already on the scene, before assisting the woman back to shore.

She was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.

Eyemouth lifeboats get two call outs in 12 hours

RNLI Credit: ITV Border

Lifeboats at the Eyemouth RNLI station have had two call outs in the last 12 hours.

First, the two-man crew of a ten-metre fishing boat, Amathus, had to call for help after the boat developed engine problems around 15 miles to the north east of the town.

The Eyemouth lifeboat reached it at around 10pm, and towed it back to harbour.

Less than 12 hours later both Eyemouth lifeboats were called just after 8am this morning, to help a casualty who had fallen 10 metres while walking along the cliffs at Eyemouth golf course.

The casualty was transferred by stretcher from the shoreline to one of the lifeboats, and was taken back to Eyemouth Harbour.

The casualty was then airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Eyemouth lifeboat station has two lifeboats because the RNLI recently closed a lifeboat station at St Abbs, just along the coast - a decision that was met with controversy.

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