Friday, 13 September 2013

Dog rescued from railway embankment in St Leonards

Firefighters have helped rescue a trapped dog in St Leonards.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue crews were called out at 21.46 on 12 September to St Vincents Road.

The dog was caught up in brambles approximately 100 metres down a railway embankment near West St Leonards Railway station. Its owner was stung repeatedly by wasps which had been disturbed in the area.

Firefighters managed to release the dog and called an ambulance to check the owner.

Railway safety 

Members of the public are being reminded that only certain parts of the railway are open to them, such as stations, platforms and safe crossing places – underpasses, public bridges, level crossings and public foot crossings. You are trespassing on the railway and putting your life in danger if you:
  •     Take a short cut across the train tracks
  •     Jump off the platform to pick up your newspaper or a dropped shoe
  •     Chase after your cat or dog when they go on the tracks.

More information can be found on the Network Rail website.

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