Posted: Sun 17th Dec 2017

Coastguard rescue team called out to Connah’s Quay docks following reports of a dog in the water.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Dec 17th, 2017

Volunteer officers from HM Coastguard Flint were called into action this afternoon, Sunday December 17 following reports of a dog in the River Dee and the owners attempting to rescue it. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident happened at 3.30pm when a Springer Spaniel type dog is believed to have gone over the wall into the river around 8ft below at Dock Road in Connah’s Quay. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Once on scene Coastguard officers quickly located the dog owners grandson who had climbed down to one of the boats moored up alongside the dock wall. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Grandson and dog on board boat at Dock Road in Connah’s Quay – Picture: facebook.com/FlintCRT/

Once on board the boat the owners grandson successfully rescued the dog but was unable to make it back up the dock wall ladder due to security boards which are fitted. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A spokesman for Flint Coastguard Rescue Team said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The Grandson had jumped onto the boat from the dock wall to retrieve the dog which he successfully done luckily without causing any injury. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Coastguard Rescue Team handed down a life jacket and blanket to keep both warm, while Flint R.N.L.I Lifeboat Station was requested to launch their ILB, who kindly transported both Grandson and Dog back to the Slipway at Connah’s Quay. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

No medical attention was required and safety advice was given by Coastguard Rescue Officer.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to the incident but were stood down on route. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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