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RNLI rescues woman and dog trapped by tide

Cooper the boxer and his owner are rescued from Bedruthan Steps. Credit: RNLI/Newquay

Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers have rescued a woman and dog after they were trapped by the incoming tide at Bedruthan Steps.

The RNLI volunteers were alerted at 4.17pm on Saturday 13 May, three hours before high tide. They rescued the pair from the shore and transferred them to the larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat. Owner and dog were back on dry land on Newquay Harbour by 5.10pm.

Cooper the Boxer was no trouble at all and seemed fairly unfazed by his impromptu ride in the lifeboats!

– Gareth Horner, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Newquay

The RNLI is reminding people to check tide times before visiting the coast and warns that it is possible to be trapped a few hours before high tide.



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