UK Coastguard alerted the volunteers of Happisburgh Lifeboat Station at 11:05 11th November, who had just returned to station from their Sunday morning training exercises, to reports of a woman who had entered the water at Walcott sea front to retrieve her dog.
The station’s D Class lifeboat “Russell Pickering”, with Christian Larter at the helm and Cubitt Siely, David Loveday and Sean Thurston as crew. They proceeded to Walcott at full speed; on arrival on scene they were informed that the woman was ashore and did not require any service from the RNLI. The coastguard stood them down and they returned to station and made the lifeboat ready for service.
It’s important to keep yourself safe when you walk dogs. Please remember:
- Keep dogs on a lead if you’re close to cliff edges or fast flowing rivers.
- If your dog goes into the water or get stuck in mud, don’t go after your dog. Move to a place where your dog can get to safely and call them – they’ll probably get out by themselves.
- If you’re worried about the situation avoid entering the water yourself, instead call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.