Lifeboat crew's praise for woman
A lifeboat crew said a woman who dialled 999 after her dog was swept into the water made the right decision.
The inshore and all-weather RNLI crews from Newquay were mobilised on Wednesday afternoon to help the stricken animal, which was in the water near to the Bowgie Inn, off Crantock beach.
Volunteers quickly arrived at the scene and were able to recover the dog, which had already died.
A spokesman said summoning the emergency services was the right decision.
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He said that too many had been lost by people who decided to undertake a rescue themselves rather than get help.
"Newquay coastguard rescue team volunteers had also responded and comforted the lady who was in obvious distress at the loss of her pet," he said.
"The dog was brought ashore by the lifeboat crew, who returned to Newquay Harbour at 4.40pm, where the two lifeboats were recovered by the RNLI shore crew.
"Despite the sad outcome of this incident, it was highlighted by the rescue teams that the woman had made the right decision by dialling 999 and asking for the coastguard rather than going into the water herself to attempt a rescue."