Lifeboat-launched-as-dog-falls-over-cliffs-near-Reculver

Byline: The Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat went to the assistance of a Labrador named Drum after the dog fell over a 150-foot cliff between Bishopstone and Reculver, east of Herne Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Page Content: The lifeboat launched at 4.41pm and arrived at the scene ¾-mile west of Reculver where the crew found the owner and the dog in the company of the Herne Bay Mobile Coastguard Unit.

The unfortunate animal was taken onboard the lifeboat and brought back to the lifeboat station at Whitstable where, he was reunited with his owner, who had made her own way from the scene to the boathouse.

Drum was given some initial first aid with the application of ice to what is a suspected broken front left paw.

The dog’s owner came from London.

There where two other calls on the Whitstable Lifeboat over the weekend.
On Saturday the lifeboat was launched at 3.58pm initially to a report from the National Coastwatch Institution of orange smoke from a distress flare and two persons in the water from a jet ski off Tankerton.

On arrival, Thames Coastguard reported that both casualties had been helped ashore by a passing Sea Scout boat but asked the lifeboat to proceed and check that both did not require any further assistance.

Immediately following this call the lifeboat was ‘tasked’ to assist a 17-foot angling dinghy broken down with engine failure at the Sand End Buoy off Faversham Creek. The Whitstable lifeboat took the craft and its two occupant’s under tow they were met by a friend of the two occupants who completed the recovery of the craft at Harty Ferry.

Byline: The Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat went to the assistance of a Labrador named Drum after the dog fell over a 150-foot cliff between Bishopstone and Reculver, east of Herne Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Page Content: The lifeboat launched at 4.41pm and arrived at the scene ¾-mile west of Reculver where the crew found the owner and the dog in the company of the Herne Bay Mobile Coastguard Unit.

The unfortunate animal was taken onboard the lifeboat and brought back to the lifeboat station at Whitstable where, he was reunited with his owner, who had made her own way from the scene to the boathouse.

Drum was given some initial first aid with the application of ice to what is a suspected broken front left paw.

The dog’s owner came from London.

There where two other calls on the Whitstable Lifeboat over the weekend.
On Saturday the lifeboat was launched at 3.58pm initially to a report from the National Coastwatch Institution of orange smoke from a distress flare and two persons in the water from a jet ski off Tankerton.

On arrival, Thames Coastguard reported that both casualties had been helped ashore by a passing Sea Scout boat but asked the lifeboat to proceed and check that both did not require any further assistance.

Immediately following this call the lifeboat was ‘tasked’ to assist a 17-foot angling dinghy broken down with engine failure at the Sand End Buoy off Faversham Creek. The Whitstable lifeboat took the craft and its two occupant’s under tow they were met by a friend of the two occupants who completed the recovery of the craft at Harty Ferry.