Skerries RNLI rescue dog stranded on rocks

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Skerries RNLI volunteer crew members rescued a dog that had been stranded on rocks by the tide this afternoon (12 January)

'Mollie', a border collie cross, had been missing since the previous evening after becoming frightened and running away. She was spotted this morning in the Red Island area in Skerries. However by the time her owners had located her she had made her way onto the rocks behind the lifeboat station and had been cut off by the rising tide.

At the time a combination of the location and conditions meant that launching the lifeboat and attempting a rescue from the sea was not an option. However, volunteer lifeboat crew David Knight and AJ Hughes were able to wade safely out to the rocks from the shoreline wearing their personal protection equipment and using a safety line and safely recover Mollie.

Mollie was handed over to her grateful owners at the shoreline who took her straight to the Vet for a full check-up.