A woman and her dog were rescued from the rising tide in an incident off Fahan, Inishowen this afternoon.
The alarm was raised when a young woman ran after her pet onto a sand bar just south of Fahan Marina. They soon became surrounded by water, and a member of the public quickly called the emergency services.
Lough Swilly RNLI were called to action at 4.20pm. The volunteer crew, guided by Malin Head Coast Guard, arrived quickly on scene and removed both the woman and her dog to the safety of the marina.
The woman was assessed by the crew and both her and the dog were reunited with her family.
A spokesperson for Lough Swilly RNLI said: “This incident was time critical and we would like to thank the member of the public who quickly raised the alarm. We would also like to thank our local An Garda Síochána for their assistance.
“It’s also a reminder that our coastline can be dangerous and we would urge the public to take care while out walking on the beach especially at low tide.”
“If you’re in difficulty or see someone in or on the water in trouble please dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”