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A dog had a lucky escape this morning (Friday April 5) after a full-scale emergency turnout in the outer harbour area of Stornoway around 9am.

Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team, Stornoway RNLI Lifeboat and two Coastguard duty officers were involved

Murdo Macaulay, Area Commander with HM Coastguard Rescue Service with an operational area from the Isle of Lewis to Kilchoan in North West Scotland explained on Twitter.

"Tasked this morning with @ronaldmaclean @StornowayCRT Stornoway @RNLI Lifeboat to dog over cliff - Castle Grounds, Stornoway.

"Good joint work saw dog reunited safely with owner.

"That’s a good way to end Friday (still on call though).

"Lucky Rex!"

They were called out after the dog went over a cliff near Cuddy Point in the Castle Ground.

Once on scene two Coastguards entered the water to access and stabilise the dog then handed the animal over to the lifeboat crew to evacuate from rocks.

Once the dog was safe and well and reunited with its owner, all units stood down.

Photographs by Murdo Macaulay