Filey lifeboat crew rescue Sammy the springer spaniel, who fell over cliffs

When springer spaniel Sammy fell from cliffs near Filey yesterday, his owners feared the worst.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 12:59 pm
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 1:02 pm

But the lucky pup survived the fall and was reunited with his owners by Filey's inshore lifeboat crew.

RNLI volunteers were called out just after 6.40pm yesterday to find the springer spaniel who had fallen from cliffs around two miles north of Filey Brigg, close to what is known locally as Chimney Hole.

When the inshore lifeboat crew arrived, they could see Sammy running around the rocks at the base of the cliffs.

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Sammy was none the worse for his ordeal.

The team managed to coax the dog into the boat and he was taken to Filey's Coble Landing where he was reunited with his grateful owners, to spontaneous applause and cheers from the crowd that had gathered to watch the boat being recovered.

Sammy was none the worse for his ordeal.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer, said: “It was Sammy’s lucky day. He did well to survive the fall relatively unharmed.

"Many thanks to the crew for an excellent job and all the other RNLI personnel who turned out.”

Sammy is rescued

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