A crew from the Rhyl RNLI have rescued a dog who was seen swimming out to sea after chasing seagulls.
The dog's owner dialled 999 and spoke to the Coastguard at Holyhead who were concerned the owner might enter the sea to rescue his pet.
A Rhyl RNLI spokesman said:
"The inshore lifeboat crew were paged at 9am on Bank Holiday Monday and the lifeboat launched observing Covid-19 rules within 11 minutes of the call
together with the volunteers of Rhyl Coastguard rescue team.
"Initial reports said that the dog was off the old Suncentre site to the east of the station at Rhyl, but the owner updated the coastguards saying the dog was actually off the new SC2 site to the west.
"The lifeboat turned round and sped to the scene, directed by the coxswain at the boathouse over the station radio.
"The dog was soon located, brought onboard the lifeboat, and returned to his grateful owner."
The dog safely onboard the Rhyl RNLI inshore lifeboat. Pic RNLI
Martin Jones, Coxswain for Rhyl’s RNLI Lifeboat, says:
"There was initial worry the owner would attempt to rescue the dog, but on the coastguard’s advice, he remained on the beach, keeping the dog in sight.
"We are so happy the animal and it’s owner are reunited."