Two men rescued from water after trying to save dog

RNLI called to help men who became stranded on rocks at former Cockenzie power station.

Two men have been rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) after attempting to save a dog that had fallen into water in East Lothian.

The pair went into the water at Cockenzie to save a dog which had fallen over the seawall, but themselves became stranded on rocks at the former Cockenzie power station.

Scottish Fire and Rescue officers managed to pull the dog from the water, but called in the coastguard to help with the two men, who had become inaccessible from land.

Called at 1.30pm on Saturday, the Kinghorn RNLI crew managed to retrieve the men, bringing them aboard the lifeboat.

Trainee helm Megan Davidson said: “Both were taken to Cockenzie harbour where they were checked by an ambulance crew and reunited with the dog.

“In these situations we would always recommend not entering the water and calling for help whilst keeping the stranded animal in sight.

“We appreciate that you don’t wish to see your pet in difficulty but they invariably manage to get out themselves.”

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