Woman and dogs rescued from dangerous tide in Torquay

A woman and her dog were rescued by the lifeboat after being cut off by the tide in Torquay.

It happened on Saturday morning while the dog walker was enjoying a stroll at Ansteys Cove with two of her pets.

When one of them slipped away she followed – only to find herself trapped by the dangerous tide.

The lifeboat was alerted and managed to rescue all three and bring them back safely to shore.

Torbay Coastguard has now posted photos of the rescue on its Facebook page.

They have issued a warning to pet owners not to follow their dogs if they descend down the potentially treacherous cliffs. Ansteys Cove has been the scene of several serious incidents over the years.

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A spokesman for Torbay Coastguard said: “We were tasked by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to a report of a female and her dog cut off by the tide at Ansteys Cove. Teignmouth Lifeboat was also tasked.

Torbay Coastguard rescues woman and dog
Torbay Coastguard rescues woman and dog

“Whilst walking along Bishops Walk with her dog, the dog managed to slip it’s lead and disappeared down the cliff, the owner followed and could not make her way back up so continued down to the bottom with her dog.

“Teignmouth Lifeboat recovered both owner and dog to Ansteys Cove where team members gave safety advice.

“We would always recommend that you do not put yourself in danger by trying to self recover your dog but to stay where you last saw them and call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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