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St Peter Port Inshore Lifeboat Launched to Dog Injured in Fall At

At 10:00am on Sunday 13 March, a dog owner called the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre (JESCC), to inform them that their dog had fallen approximately 60-70 metres down the Ozanne Steps on the East coast of Guernsey, and that the animal was badly injured.

The dog owner was unable to extract the dog by themselves and requested the assistance of the emergency services.

A Bailiwick Law Enforcement attended at the scene and the Cliff Rescue team were also paged.

At 10:12am the RNLI St Peter Port Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) "Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan" was paged and launched on service at 10:28am, tasked to standby in case extraction by sea was required.

The ILB arrived on scene at 10:32am and quickly determined that extraction by sea would be the fastest and safest way to bring the injured dog and its owner to safety. Two Lifeboat crew members were put ashore to assist the Police officer and the dog's owner in getting the animal from the rocks at the bottom of the steps to the small beach nearby.

Once safely onboard the lifeboat, the dog and its owner were taken back to St Peter Port where the GSPCA were waiting to take the injured pet to a vet for further assessment and treatment.