Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers rescue lucky Luther after cliff fall


(credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR091217 Luther with Crew volunteers and Philippa and Michael.

PR091217 Helm, Ian Taylor bandaging Luther’s paw

PR091217 Crew volunteer, Harry Griffin washing Luther’s legs after sustaining a cut.

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 12.20pm on 9 December after a dog fell approximately 30 metres from Orcombe Point.



Philippa and Michael were walking Luther, a half German Pointer / half Hungarian Vizsla on their first date, to Sandy Bay and back when he slipped down the cliff face after looking at the view. They called 999 and asked for the Coastguard who in turn, tasked Exmouth lifeboat volunteers.

On scene within four minutes, Crew volunteers discovered Luther on the beach and took him to safety on board the D class lifeboat. Once back at the station, they bandaged his cut paw which was sustained during his fall.

Exmouth RNLI Community Safety Officer, Dave Littlefield advises:

We do our best to advise the public to keep their dogs on leads when walking along the cliffs. Philippa and Michael did the right thing to call 999 and not attempt rescue themselves as this could have put them in danger themselves.’