Emergency crews rescue dog from beach

The black labrador had become stranded on a tiny patch of beach at the foot of the sea wall. Credit: ITV

Fire crews, two lifeboats and the Coastguard were all involved in rescuing a dog that had become stranded by the rising tide.

The black labrador was stuck on a tiny strip of beach at the foot of the 'Cat and Dog steps' at Roker seafront in Sunderland.

Two inshore lifeboats from Sunderland were called out, and two firefighters began abseiling 30 feet down the sea wall to rescue the dog. But before they were able to reach it, it was swept into the water.

It was carried by the tide towards a member of the Coastguard, who was standing on the steps and managed to grab it. It was carried to safety, uninjured, and returned to its owner.

Crowds gathered at Roker seafront to watch the rescue. Credit: ITV

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Emergency crews rescue stranded dog

RNLI lifeboats, the fire service and the Coastguard were all involved in rescuing a dog stranded on a beach in Sunderland.