Rescue of a sheep trapped at sea level.

Launch No: 04
Craft: Bob Savage D-520
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Location: Kelly's Cove. East of the Mewstone. Start Bay.

The Coastguard requested a launch to assist the Cliff Rescue Team from Berry Head who were unable to reach an animal in distress. A sheep had retreated into an inaccessible crevice at sea level. Two crew members entered the water and recovered the sheep back into the ILB. The animal was landed back on the shore into the custody of the cliff rescue team.


Request Received 8:30am
Time at incident 24 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 15 minutes
Back on Service 9:50am


Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

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