Lifeboat called out after dog falls down Cruden Bay cliffs

The lifeboat crew head to the aid of an injured dog after it falls off the cliffs at Slains Castle.
The lifeboat crew head to the aid of an injured dog after it falls off the cliffs at Slains Castle.

Peterhead’s volunteer lifeboat crew were called out last week after a dog fell down the cliffs at Slains Castle.

The RNLI Peterhead Relief Tamar Lifeboat ‘Frank & Anne Wilkinson’ launched on Sunday, May 19, after crew were alerted to the emergency.

The lifeboat arrived on the scene of the casualty at approximately 2.20pm. It launched its daughter craft “Y” boat which proceeded into the cove at the foot of the cliff where the dog had fallen.

The crew of the “Y” boat managed to recovere the injured dog and returned to the lifeboat. The lifeboat then returned to Peterhead with the casualty on board.

The lifeboat returned to its berth at 3.20pm. The casualty, which was in a serious condition, was returned to its owners.

The sea condition was .5M swell and wind wa force 2.