The dog, Hooch a 12 year old boxer, had fallen 15 meters into the water and then scrambled back up rocks where he was stuck on a ledge. His barks had been heard by walkers and paddle boarders who alerted the Coast Guard.
A Coast Guard Cliff Rescue team from the Howth station were training nearby and were tasked. Paddle boarders on the water assisted the Coast Guard team with the location. Due to the location it was safer to extract to the top than lower Hooch to a boat.
A rescue climber was lowered and the unit's animal rescue bag was deployed to bring the canine back to safety. The Coast Guard team then hauled the rescue climber and the dog back to safety. Hooch was slightly shaken by the ordeal but otherwise in good spirits.
We encourage dog owners not to attempt dangerous rescues but instead to call the Coast Guard at 112/999.