D Class tasked to rescue dog trapped at Old Mill Creek

Launch No: 422
Craft: Dudley Jane. D-838
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Location: Old Mill Creek
Photo: Sophie Rennie
Back safe and sound

RNLI Dart D Class was tasked by the Coastguard to rescue a 2 year old Working Cocker Spaniel who had fallen into the water at Old Mill Creek and become trapped in an enclosed pool area. Initial reports were that the owner had gone in to try to rescue it. Once on site the crew coaxed the dog into the D-Class and brought it back to the lifeboat station where it was reunited with its grateful owner who had the sense not to go in after it. He was as wet as the dog after the reunion however!

Photo: Sophie Rennie
Safely reunited!


Request Received 5:22pm
Time at incident 13 minutes
Time to recovery 38 minutes
Back on Service 6:20pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots (Gusts: 20

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Rampling (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Stewart Taylor (Tractor Driver)
Karl Madge
Stewart Taylor
Lee Darch
Will Davis

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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