Lifeboat crews rescue stricken dog after pet stuck on submerging rocks

Teams from the nearby RNLI station raced to the rocks in Erbusaig Bay after the pet became trapped 100 metres off shore.

Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat crews rescue stricken dog ‘Skye’ after pet became stuck on submerging rocks Kyle RNLI

Lifeboat crews braved rough waters after a Saturday afternoon callout near Kyle of Localsh – to rescue a stricken dog.

Teams from the RNLI station raced out to Erbusaig Bay after the animal was spotted on a rock becoming rapidly submerged by the tide.

The dog, named “Skye,” was safely brought aboard the Spirit of Fed. Olsen lifeboat shortly after 5pm around 100 metres from the shore.

The petrified pooch was then reunited with its anxious owners when it was brought ashore before the lifeboat was stood down.

A spokesperson for Kyle RNLI said: ‘We’re glad Skye was unharmed from her ordeal and we are only too happy to help.

“Having a dog myself, I know exactly how people feel about their pets, and the last thing we want is for someone to enter the water to try and assist their pet, only to get into difficulty and end up as a casualty themselves.’

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