On Sunday morning, members of the UK Coastguard received an unexpected call on their emergency phone line.
A dog entered the sea near Cummingston, Moray, in Scotland and was swept away by the powerful current. The worried owner, who had been out for a scenic stroll along the coast, could no longer see the dog, a cockapoo, in the water and feared all was lost.
With time running out for the pup, coast guard officials knew they had to act fast. Nearby rescue teams were paged, but finding a small dog along a vast coastline would be no easy feat — especially with the day’s unpleasant conditions of high winds and choppy waters.