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Dog trapped by Thames incoming tide at Traitors’ Gate

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 05 October 2010

A LIFEBOAT crew launched on the Thames to rescue a dog reported trapped on the foreshore by the Tower of London—only to see it swim off before they got there. The cocker spaniel had jumped into the water from a passing river cruiser and ended up trapped by Traitors’ Gate

A LIFEBOAT crew launched on the Thames to rescue a dog reported trapped on the foreshore by the Tower of London—only to see it swim off before they got there.

The cocker spaniel had jumped into the water from a passing river cruiser and ended up trapped by the incoming tide by Traitors’ Gate.

The dog appeared stressed, running up and down, when it was spotted by a security officer at Tower Bridge who raised the alarm at 5.30pm on Sunday.

The Tower rescue lifeboat set off, but the animal jumped back in the water and dog-paddled its way to Tower Pier where day-trippers managed to hauled it out of the water.

The dog was later reunited with its owner—none the worst for its experience.


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