Seaton Sluice: Black Labrador who was swept out to sea while retrieving
This is the dramatic moment a dog was saved from drowning after being washed at sea.
Shaddah, the black Labrador, was retrieving a ball in the water when he fell victim to high winds and a strong current at Seaton Sluice in Northumberland.
Its concerned owner alerted the coastguard and an RNLI lifeboat became scrambled as it paddled frantically against the tide.
Shaddah was eventually rescued, dried off and returned to his owner, who anxiously watched the rescue from shore.
The RNLI said: “Shaddah is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. So when he ran into the sea to get a ball and then moved on, his owner was faced with a dilemma – try to save Shaddah, or something else?
‘They called the RNLI. When walking your dog near cliffs or fast-flowing rivers, put him on a leash.
“If they fall into the water elsewhere or get stuck in the mud, don’t go after them.
“Get somewhere safe for them to reach and call them – they’ll probably get out. If you’re concerned, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”
The RNLI released footage of the rescue from March 2021 as part of its new dog walking safety campaign.
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