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Ireland Adorable Shetland dog saved by Coast Guard and RNLI after falling 14ft at Dun Laoghaire pier

09:25  23 january  2020
09:25  23 january  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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a group of people posing for the camera: The team rescuing Lola © Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard The team rescuing Lola

The owner of an adorable dog that fell off Dun Laoghaire pier has praised the Coast Guard and RNLI for their quick work in rescuing the pooch.

Lola, a 10-year-old Shetland, came into difficulty after falling 14ft and getting trapped.

Her owner Mairead realised that she would not be able to safely rescue Lola, and that the tide was quickly coming in.

She contacted the Coast Guard, who then praised her for making the right decision in calling for help.

The Coast Guard said: "Dun Laoghaire were tasked along with Dun Laoghaire RNLI inshore boat to a dog named Lola, a 10 year old Shetland that had fallen off the pier onto rocks 14ft below and was unable to get out.

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Irish Coast guard s92 landing in dun laoghaire harbour on 14th September 2014.

Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard unit are responsible for coastal search and However, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were tasked to another incident at Dun Laoghaire East Pier to reports Dún Laoghaire RNLI and Rescue 116 responded to the area and where directed in by Dun Laoghaire

a man and a dog posing for the camera: The rescue team with Lola © Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard The rescue team with Lola

"With the tide incoming and to reduce the risk of the owner putting themselves in danger, both teams were tasked to the incident. Thankfully the lucky dog was recovered, without any injuries and brought back to the safety of the RNLI station and its very thankful owner.

"Well done to all and to the owner for making the right decision.

"Never put yourself in danger if a family pet gets into difficult near the water. Dial 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard."

Commenting on the post, Mairead said: "I am the lucky owner and so grateful to everyone. Lola is very happy and well."

Brilliant work by everyone involved!

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