Two dogs and two people have been rescued by a lifeboat and coastguard rescue teams after being cut off by the tide this evening.
The man and woman were on the return journey of a walk from Aberystwyth to Borth this evening when they became cut off by the tide in Clarach Bay, north of Aberystwyth. They made a 999 call to Milford Haven Coastguard at 8.10 pm and the Coastguard requested the Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat to launch and the Aberystwyth and Borth Coastguard Rescue Teams to attend the scene.
When the lifeboat arrived it picked up both people, but the two frightened retrievers ‘Gelert’ and ‘Cariad’ scrambled away and 20 foot up the 200 foot cliff. The coastguard rescue teams then set up their cliff gear and recovered both dogs, in special slings, up the cliffs, where they were then reunited with the couple
Milford Haven Coastguard Watch Manager Andrew Hodgson says:
“Both the two people and the dogs were cold, but safe and none the worse for their ordeal. Always check the weather and tidal conditions before you set out on your coastal walk so that you can make sure that you are back before the tide comes in. Consider whether you could become cut off and do not take risks.
“If you’re taking your dog for a walk along the top of cliffs keep it on a lead. Don't attempt to self rescue a dog which has gone over a cliff. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”