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Portuguese Water Dog Hashi Stretchered To Safety By Lifeboat Crew In Fulham (PICTURE)

03/04/2014 18:47 BST | Updated 03/04/2014 18:59 BST

Members of the Chiswick RNLI lifeboat crew stretched a Portuguese water dog to safety on Wednesday after she jumped over a river wall in Fulham, west London.

Having spotted a flock of ducks, Hashi vaulted the barrier but badly injured herself landing on the foreshore five metres below.

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Chiswick RNLI crew memebr Andy Mayo assist Hashi the dog

A lifeboat was quickly dispatched to help the injured pet, which was lying still but being comforted by her owner.

An emergency vet also arrived at the scene and, after an initial assessment, Hashi was gently transferred to a stretcher. Fortunately, there were no broken bones and Hashi is expected to make a full recovery.

Glen Munroe on the RNLI said: “Being able to reach the injured dog from the water made recovery much easier, and all our crew are pleased that they helped ensure a good outcome for Hashi.”

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