Arbroath dog rescue features in BBC series

Skye after being rescued by the Arbroath lifeboat crew

The rescue of a dog after it fell from the cliffs at Arbroath is to feature in a BBC television series.

The latest episode of Saving Lives at Sea – which features the work of lifeboat crews across the UK – will tell the story of the incident from the perspective of the RNLI.

Footage captured on the helmet cameras worn by the crew will give viewers an insight into the work of the RNLI.

Dog rescue will feature on Saving Lives at Sea

The rescue featured Skye the cocker spaniel, who dove off a cliff while out for a walk with her owner.

The Arbroath lifeboat crew were joined by Coastguard teams from Arbroath, Dundee and Stonehaven as they tried to help the dog.

They had to navigate a narrow ravine inside the cliffs to reach the rocks where Skye had climbed to safety.

However, the ravine was narrower than the lifeboat, so one of the crew had to enter the water to retrieve the dog.

The show will include interviews with the rescuers.

Arbroath RNLI volunteer coxswain Michael Marr – who will feature in the next
episode – said, “Our rescue work would not be possible without public donations and we are thrilled to be able to share a frontline view of the rescues they support with their kind generosity.”

  • Saving Lives at Sea airs on BBC Two on Thursday September 29 at 8 p.m. and will also be available on iPlayer.

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