The Royal National Lifeboat Institution started out the new year as heroes for a dog named Beau. Beau was out for a walk with his owner when he fell off the cliffs at Dorset. Two volunteers from RNLI went into the water to rescue him.
Beau was out for a walk on New Year’s Day when he fell 90 feet off the cliffs near the town of Swanage in England. Luckily the tide was and Beau landed in the water. An emergency call was made to help rescue Beau and a nearby fishing boat stayed on the scene until rescue crews could arrive.
Two volunteers with the Swanage RNLI braved the cold waters to bring Beau safely onto their lifeboat. Beau was uninjured and happily reunited with his owner. “The RNLI exists to help save human lives at sea, but will respond to animals in trouble to prevent owners from taking unnecessary risks to help their pets,” said a spokesperson for the RNLI. “The RNLI recommend that people keep their dogs on leads when walking near cliff edges.”