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Labrador rescued by RNLI lifeboat crew in Northumberland

Moment Labrador is rescued from the freezing North Sea by a lifeboat crew after chasing his ball into the water

  • Shaddah the Labrador chased his ball into the North Sea in Seaton Sluice
  • A RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was launched during the Norhumberland rescue
  • The pet was washed out more than 200 metres from shore by the fast tide  

This is the moment a Labrador was saved from the freezing sea by the RNLI after the dog ran into the sea chasing after a ball. 

The pet, named Shaddah, can be seen floundering among a choppy sea 200 yards from the beach in Northumberland after he was swept out and couldn’t get back.  

Footage shows the lifeboat getting closer and closer to the dog, before the crew are able to reach out to the stricken animal.

A volunteer lifeboat crew raced to rescue the Labrador, being guided from the shore by the Coastguard

The RNLI crew saw Shaddah the Labrador struggling some 200 metres from the beach at Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

The RNLI crew saw Shaddah the Labrador struggling some 200 metres from the beach at Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

The soaking wet pet is then pulled on board, stroked and calmed before being reunited with his owner.

A volunteer crew had launched an RNLI lifeboat off the coast of Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, after being told Shaddah was missing.

The crew were instructed by the local UK Coastguard from Blyth, who believed they could see the dog from their vantage point.

After the rescue they made their short way back to Seaton Sluice harbour to reunite Shaddah with his grateful owner on March 11.

The RNLI crew were able to deliver the wet dog back to its owner

The RNLI crew were able to deliver the wet dog back to its owner

Blyth RNLI Lifeboat and Operations Manager Barry Pearson said: “We are really pleased with the outcome of this shout and are glad to hear that Shaddah is making a full recovery from his ordeal.

“The correct course of action was taken and we were able to assist.”

The charity added: ‘For further information when walking your dog near the coast please visit the RNLI website.’ 

Blyth UK Coastguard also assisted in the rescue.  

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