Minehead Lifeboat Crew Receives Award For Rescuing Dog Trapped On A Rock For A Week

For Immediate Release:

18 September 2014


Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]

Brave Act Saves Life and Earns Hero to Animals Award

Somerset – For its skills and devotion to duty and for saving the life of Sprig, a distressed 9-year-old dog who had fallen down a 300-foot cliff and become trapped on a rock for a week, a crew from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Minehead has just received PETA’s Hero to Animals Award. The incident, which happened on the morning of 31 August, was caught on video camera.

“By remaining calm and determined, the lifeboat crew saved the life of a lonely and terrified animal”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “Minehead and the surrounding communities are fortunate to have public servants who are willing to put their own safety on the line to protect all residents, whether on two legs or four.”

A photo of two of the Minehead Lifeboat Station crew members involved in the rescue (left to right: Paul Arnold and Andrew Escott) is available here.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.