A dog which was washed away by the tide yesterday has been found.The owner of a black and white Spaniel is relieved that a member of the public located her pet on Garwick Beach this morning after an unsuccessful search yesterday.Douglas Coastguard and RNLI Douglas responded to a call out for a missing dog yesterday.

Crews were called at 2.55pm to rescue a dog that had been washed out to sea from Garwick Beach while being exercised.

Douglas Coastguard realised on arrival that the dog was too far out to save and so needed the assistance of Douglas Lifeboat.

Neither service was able to locate or recover the dog despite numerous sweeps of the coast between Garwick and Laxey Harbour. They stood down and returned to base by 6.15pm.

Douglas Coastguard stated: ’Although the dog has not been rescued it doesn’t mean to say the dog didn’t manage to get ashore and is just resting up, if you do happen to spot a black and mainly white Springer spaniel in that area that appears to be lost or unaccompanied please contact our Marine operations Center at the Sea Terminal who will be able to contact the owner and hopefully re-unite them.’