Cocker spaniel rescued from cliffs by Aith lifeboat crew
The Aith lifeboat Charles Lidbury was called out at approximately 8.22pm on Saturday to go to the aid of a cocker spaniel stuck down some cliffs.
The dog, which was called Blue, was stuck down cliffs just south of the Muckle Roe lighthouse in the North Mainland.
Once the volunteer crew arrived at the scene, the Y class lifeboat was launched, and with some help from the dog owners the crew managed to locate the spaniel at the bottom of the cliffs.
The Y class lifeboat approached the dog and crew member Graham Johnston was able to reach over and recover Blue into the lifeboat.
They then headed to a nearby beach at Muckle Roe, where the dog’s owners and the Hillswick coastguard team were waiting to get Blue on to dry land.
Volunteer crew member Nick McCaffrey said: “The dog was lovely and just wanted to rest.”
Blue apparently seemed none the worse for his mishap, and after reuniting him with his owners the crew then returned to the Aith lifeboat station.