Inverness Coastguard helicopter help locates dog being swept out to sea during training session
During a training session in the Moray Firth earlier this morning, the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Inverness was able to assist in a dog rescue that unfolded at Cummingston, Scotland.
UK Coastguard received a call at at 10.45am today from a member of the public reporting that the Cockerpoo was being swept out to sea. The UK Coastguard helicopter, which was training in the area at the time, was quickly able to locate the animal and alert the Moray inshore rescue boat based at Findhorn to its location. They pulled the dog onto the boat and returned it to its owners who were waiting on shore with the Burghead Coastguard Rescue Team.
In a few minutes the rescue was over and the Coastguard helicopter returned to its Sunday training session.