Lucky escape for dog at Carnoustie

A DOG at Carnoustie foreshore had a lucky escape over the weekend when the Arbroath RNLI came to the rescue.

The Arbroath crew were scrambled around mid afternoon on Saturday after receiving a launch request.

Arbroath RNLI operations manager Alex Smith explained what happened: “I got the call from Fife Ness CoastGuard requesting us to launch, stating there was a dog in the water off Carnoustie. It had been there quite a time and they were not sure if it was still alive or not.

“They reckoned it was a quarter of a mile offshore, hanging onto a creel buoy. We were told to launch incase someone tried to go in and rescue their pet and got themselves into difficulties as the water was freezing.”

When the crew arrived, the dog, a nine year old black Labrador named Jasper, was still stranded out to sea. Alex continued: “The crew did a great job getting there in less than 15 minutes.

“When they got there the dog was tangled up or holding on hard meant it was keeping it afloat. They got it onshore to the beach it was quite tired, but it recovered very quickly.”

Read the full story in the Arbroath Herald / Guide & Gazette on Friday.