Paramedic rescues dog from Exmouth docks

PUBLISHED: 09:52 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:15 10 June 2010

A DOG which fell into Exmouth docks on Sunday lunchtime was rescued by a paramedic already on scene.

A DOG which fell into Exmouth docks on Sunday lunchtime was rescued by a paramedic already on scene.

When the pet fell into the water it was feared members of the public would try following the animal into the docks.

Exmouth inshore lifeboat (ILB) was called to the docks but the crew stood down once the paramedic reached the pet.

Exmouth lifeboat spokesman Kevin Riley said it cost the RNLI approximately £2,000 every time the ILB was launched - he urged dog owners to keep their pets under control.

Mr Riley said: "The sea is especially cold this time of the year and can very quickly incapacitate even the fittest person. Water takes away your body heat 26 times faster than air.


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