The spectacular rescue of a dog stranded on a riverbank in front of an overexcited audience

Happy to be able to run free and swim, a female dog dived into a river and found herself trapped on a small mound of dirt and at the foot of a wall. A rescuer unit rescued him in front of many witnesses.

A team of rescuers rescued a dog stranded at the edge of an English coastal river on Tuesday March 30, as reported by Littlehampton Gazette .

It was around 6 p.m. when a family drove to East Beach , on the banks of the River Arun , in West Sussex (South England). Getting out of the vehicle, the 2 dogs ran off towards the stream.

One of them, a female called Pasha , jumped into the river, being surprised by the powerful current. The dog managed to make it back to the opposite shore, but found herself trapped on a tiny patch of land, with tumultuous water on one side and a wall several meters high on the other.

Its owners were in a panic, as a crowd began to gather around. Help was called and 20 minutes later a unit from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), an aquatic rescue service, arrived on the scene aboard a zodiac.

Very quickly, the rescuers were able to reach the dog and recover her safely, before returning her to her relieved masters. All to the encouragement and applause of the audience.

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As containment eases and the weather improves, more people are visiting Littlehampton’s beautiful beaches. The Arun is a fast flowing river and we advise you to keep dogs under close surveillance in its surroundings, ”said Jon Prater of Littlehampton RNLI after the operation.


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