A tragic incident occurred today in Dunbar Harbour, where a man risked his life to save his chihuahua. The 21-year-old was after his Chihuahua puppy, who was swept into the water by gusts of 30mph winds.

Then pup was swept into the water by strong winds (Archived image)Credit: Getty - Contributor
Then pup was swept into the water by strong winds (Archived image)Credit: Getty – Contributor

RNLI Volunteers Rescue Man and Dog in Tragic Incident

The man was walking his dog near the harbor when the accident happened. Frantically swimming out to reach his pup, the man was unable to bring the dog back to safety. He was in turn rescued by volunteers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

AN RNLI rescue boat was dispatched on the Dunbar Harbour after a man risked his life to save his Chihuahua (Archived image)Credit: Alamy
AN RNLI rescue boat was dispatched on the Dunbar Harbour after a man risked his life to save his Chihuahua (Archived image)Credit: Alamy

Although crew members tended to the man, who had swum to the other side of the harbor, another volunteer was able to swim out and reach the dog. Tragically, the dog did not recover and was rushed to a local vet. There, it passed away after the incident. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Don’t Risk Your Life for Your Pet: Call the Emergency Services Instead

According to the RNLI’s spokesperson, the unfortunate incident highlights the risks that people and their pets face when walking close to water. To avoid similar situations, the RNLI advises keeping dogs on a lead near cliff edges or fast-flowing rivers.

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Anyway, in case a dog enters the water or gets stuck in the mud, people should not attempt to go after it. Instead, they should call the emergency services, such as the RNLI, for assistance.

In summary

The tragic incident in Dunbar Harbour highlights the dangers that people and their pets face when walking near water. Despite the man’s brave efforts to save his Chihuahua puppy. He was unable to bring it to safety and had to be rescued himself by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers.

The RNLI advises pet owners to keep their dogs on a lead near cliff edges or fast-flowing rivers. And not to attempt to rescue them if they enter the water or get stuck in the mud. Instead, people should call the emergency services, such as the RNLI, for assistance. By raising awareness of these risks and following safety guidelines, we can help prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.

Source: the Scottish sun

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