The Labrador was found in a cove at Souter Point, ten minutes after the Sutherland Inshore Lifeboat was launched.
Two RNLI crewmen were on dry land to look for Skye, the three-year old Labrador rescued, and determine if she was doing well. A coastguard team watched the operation with the dog’s owners at the top off the cliff.
Lifeboat volunteer, Jonny Lindsley, said: “On route we were unsure of the dog’s condition so it was a great relief to see her running around on the beach.”
“Once we were ashore we gave the dog a quick check over before encouraging her to the lifeboat so we could reunite her with the owners.”
“The lifeboat was then able to land the dog on the next bay along. ‘Skye’ was then handed back to her owners.”.
“Although the charity is set up primarily to save people in trouble at sea we were happy to be able to assist in getting the dog back to safety, which in turn meant nobody had to put themselves at risk,” added Mr Lindsley.
Watch the video of the Lab’s resuce.