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Philip Dewey

Dog rescued by coastguard after spending three hours at sea

A dog spent more than three hours at sea after the coastguard were called out to save him.

Springer spaniel Ollie had gone into the sea off Newton Bridge in Porthcawl at around 8.10am on Saturday but did not return to the shore.

A crew from Porthcawl RNLI carried out a thorough search of the surrounding area in calm seas but were unable to find Ollie after an hour of searching.

The lifeboat stood down on the assumption Ollie had made it ashore but the search was relaunched at 11.31am following a possible sighting at Southerndown.

Fortunately Ollie was located in good health and brought on to the lifeboat.

He'd survived several hours in the water (Porthcawl RNLI)

A spokesman from Porthcawl RNLI said: "Although he was a little tired he seemed perfectly happy following his ordeal having spent several hours at sea.

"If your dog does get into trouble in the water call it from a safe area where it can get out. Never go in after your dog – please dial 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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