A DOG was rescued after getting cut off by the tide this morning while on a concrete slab.

Newhaven Coastguard were called earlier this morning and had to swim across to reach the dog and bring it to safety off the groyne.

The incident, which happened at Peacehaven, required the two rescue swimmers to get the dog.

The owners were said to be “very grateful to have their pet rescued”.

The coastguard added that the owners did “exactly the right thing” by not attempting to rescue their pet, calling 999 and asking for the coastguard.

A spokesman for Newhaven Coastguard said: “The team were called to a report of a dog stuck on a groyne end and cut off by the tide at Peacehaven.

“Two Rescue Swimmers were deployed to secure and rescue the dog. The owners were very grateful to have their pet rescued.

The Argus: The incident happened earlier this morningThe incident happened earlier this morning

“The owner did exactly the correct thing in calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard, never attempt self-rescue. State coastal emergency, dial 999 and ask for coastguard.”

Groynes are built to protect the shoreline from coastal erosion.

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