Hound found offshore

Fishermen from Red Row, Northumberland, made an unusual catch when they reeled in a lost dog earlier this week.

Freddie, a 14-year-old cairn terrier, became disorientated in fog while on a walk with his owner, Jean Brigstock, 73, in Red Row, Northumberland. He was found three-quarters of a mile out to sea.

He was only saved when the two fishermen spotted what they thought was an otter, went to investigate and saw the dog. They pulled him out and contacted the coastguard, as they were not due to return to shore for days, which sent a boat to retrieve him.

This was out of character, according to his owner. “He rarely goes through a puddle and has an aversion to baths.”

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