Kiss of life saves drowned dog

16:26 03 July 2012

Dog owner Linda Elt gave her much-loved pet the kiss of life when she stopped breathing after a near-drowning off Exmouth beach.
Linda, 63, feared eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier Rosie was dead after the dog got into difficulty in choppy waters at the duck pond, near the Imperial Recreation Ground.

Dog owner Linda Elt gave her much-loved pet the kiss of life when she stopped breathing after a near-drowning off Exmouth beach. Linda, 63, feared eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier Rosie was dead after the dog got into difficulty in choppy waters at the duck pond, near the Imperial Recreation Ground.

Archant

Much-loved dog Rosie escaped death from drowning when her owner gave the pet the kiss of life.

Dog owner Linda Elt gave her much-loved pet the kiss of life when it stopped breathing after a near-drowning off Exmouth beach, writes Becca Gliddon.

Linda, 63, feared eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier Rosie was dead after the dog got into difficulty in choppy waters at the duck pond, near the Imperial Recreation Ground.

Her owner’s mouth-to-mouth resuscitation efforts brought the rescue dog back to life after fully-clothed Linda swam to pluck Rosie’s lifeless body from the water.

She took her pet to Howard House vets, who gave Rosie oxygen.

Widowed Linda, who suffers from memory loss and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), said her dog almost drowned while fetching a stick from the water during a final throw.

Linda said: “My dogs are my family. I would have been devastated to lose Rosie.

“She was lying like a rag doll. She was diminished. She was just flat. There was no air in her chest.

“If I had lost her from something as simple as throwing a stick, I would always have been guilty of ‘one more time’.”

Rosie’s owner said she spun the lifeless dog around her head, to release the water in her pet’s lungs, and then gave her the kiss of life.

Linda said she would like to thank a number of Good Samaritans who came to her aid during and after the drama, including a six-month pregnant dog walker who helped carry Rosie to safety.

She also praised Seaforth Hotel owner Pete Hewitt for putting up Linda and her three dogs following the trauma.

0 comments

More from Exmouth Journal

A Devon-based restaurant will become the first in 2017 to be given a top industry award.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:18

John Shillito’s ‘Select Four’ will be performing in Dalwood this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:28

Alice in Wonderland – a magical musical show for the whole family – is coming to the Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday, February 16.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Plans for retirement housing to be built on a former care home site in Exmouth have again been opposed by town planners

Read more
Yesterday, 12:20

Sidmouth A made it two wins from two outings in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League with victory over Clyst Hydon A.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:13

Withycombe Under-14s were treated to special coaching session at the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Environmental chiefs have insisted work to shore up Dawlish Warren will not cause increased flood risk to Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:28

Fire crews were called out to a shed fire in Exmouth last night which spread to a property.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:59

The countdown is on for the Exmouth Town FA Vase tie at Southall FC on Sunday, January 29 (3pm).

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

It is thought that the building, which used to house the town’s sorting office, in High Street, could be changed after rumours surfaced of the building’s sale.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Police have received complaints about aggressive begging in Exmouth, where scores of shoppers have felt pressured into handing over cash to strangers.

Read more
Monday, January 9, 2017

A seafront ‘street’ of motorhomes and owners handing out festive cheer to strangers is the dream of a selfless Exmouth woman already looking ahead to next Christmas.

Read more
Monday, December 19, 2016

‘Jobsworth Scrooges’ have banned the hanging of Christmas wreaths on council flat doors in Exmouth.

Read more
Monday, December 12, 2016

Equipment costing the cash-strapped NHS thousands of pounds to replace is being dumped at Exmouth’s recycling centre.

Read more
Monday, December 5, 2016

‘Top boss’ Prime Minister Theresa May has been lobbied by a nine-year-old schoolgirl to stop Exmouth seafront ‘becoming derelict’ while regeneration work takes place.

Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Detectives at Exmouth have released information about a burglary in Ebford

Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A family from Budleigh Salterton has spoken of their pride, playing a part in a new Christmas television advert by Alzheimer’s Research UK. In the advert, to be shown for the first time on national television tonight, (Wednesday, November 16) Ciana Ayre, aged 21, whose dad, Mike died to early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2013, aged just 51, brings to life the voice Freya in the animation.

Read more
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The district council is to hold a series of information events explaining changes to its recycling service; the changes will be rolled out across East Devon in 2017. The first session is on Thursday, November 10 in Exmouth.

Read more
Sunday, October 30, 2016

The fire stricken shell of Britain’s oldest hotel, the Royal Clarence, in Exeter’s Cathedral Yard, cannot be saved, structural experts have announced. The hotel remains will be demolished within days.

Read more
Saturday, October 29, 2016

The blaze which ripped through the Royal Clarence Hotel is under control; fire crews have ‘contained’ the fire and are monitoring the site overnight to prevent any new outbreaks

Read more
Friday, October 28, 2016

The fire service earlier today thought ‘at one point’ the Exeter blaze in Cathedral Yard had spread to the High Street, but it hadn’t.

Read more
Friday, October 28, 2016

These photos of the Royal Clarence Hotel are thought to the last ever taken before the historic building was ravaged by fire, ripping through the building from a gallery next door. The images were taken by a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary.

Read more
Friday, October 28, 2016

Exmouth firefighters were among the early crews battling to prevent a blaze raging through a Cathedral Yard gallery from spreading to the historic Royal Clarence Hotel - the oldest hotel in the UK. The fire service expects to be on-scene for the next 24 hours.

Read more
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Do you have spooky happenings at home? With Halloween on the horizon, take the spook-tacular quiz to find out if those unexplained bumps in the night are your imagination, or signs of a haunted home. http://howhauntedisyourhouse.com/quiz.php

Read more
Monday, October 24, 2016

Police have told Genette Tate’s father his daughter’s unsolved case is closed after 38 years of investigation

Read more
Monday, October 24, 2016

Police tackling antisocial driving on Exmouth seafront have taken action against young motorists after concerns were raised from the public about speeding and dangerous driving

Read more
Monday, October 24, 2016

Lives are at risk because motorists ignoring the Highway Code are delaying the emergency services from leaving Exmouth’s fire and ambulance station.

Read more
Friday, October 21, 2016

Police say they are treating the semi-naked woman shown in a photograph with an Exmouth dinosaur trail model as a victim, because the image was ‘unlawfully accessed’ and shared without permission.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

A terrified schoolgirl was forced to run half-a-mile to escape after she was chased by a so-called ‘killer clown’ when she walked home through Phear Park.

Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Special awards and long-service medals were presented to firefighters for their dedication to the fire service.

Read more
Monday, October 17, 2016

Littleham C of E Primary School is celebrating retaining its ‘outstanding’ status after its recent church school inspection.

Read more
Friday, October 14, 2016

Krispies fish and chip shop, in Exmouth, has reached the finals in a national industry award.

Read more
Friday, October 14, 2016

Police have warned they will take a tough line after unconfirmed sightings of so-called ‘killer clowns’ in Exmouth.

Read more
Monday, October 10, 2016

Carrots the cat turned hero when she came to the rescue of her pensioner owner, saving her life when her bedroom caught fire.

Read more
Thursday, October 6, 2016

The emergency services treated four people for minor injuries after two coaches crashed on the A376 dual carriageway, Clyst St George, on Thursday afternoon

Read more
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Carrots the cat turned hero when she came to the rescue of her pensioner owner, saving her life when her bedroom caught fire.

Read more
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Former Sidmouth Herald editor Emma Cooling, of Otterton, has teamed up with her cousin and de-clutter queen to pen a self-help book.

Read more
Friday, September 30, 2016

Police say they have identified a semi-naked woman who sparked anger and scorn after she was photographed in a gross act of indecency with one of Exmouth’s dinosaur trail models.

Read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Images showing a semi-naked woman straddling a dinosaur model in an act of ‘gross indecency’ in Exmouth has sparked anger and disgust, prompting police to investigate

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

A man in his 50s working on a roof in Exmouth was rescued by the fire service after he fell ill and collapsed

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 2°C



Most read

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Streetlife


Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Search for a car near you

Find planning applications


Follow us on Twitter