A dog cut off by the tide at West Bay yesterday (February 9) was rescued by a man using a ladder against a seaweed covered platform.
Ramsgate cyclist Adam Dark was among those who stopped to watch the drama unfold.
He said: “I was cycling on the prom and noticed a small crowd of people staring at the beach below. I looked over and noticed the tide was in and a dog was stuck on the beach. There was no exit for the dog, no steps, no ladder, nothing it could climb to get back up and the prom was a good 30ft above the beach, too far to reach the dog or jump down. The tide was coming in and the dog was stressed running from side to side.
“I cycled along the prom to a point where I could reach the beach and it was about 500 yards along the beach and covered with waves. I cycled the other direction and it was the same.
“ I watched as the tide was rising and started to worry. A larger crowd was forming.
“Suddenly a man arrived with a 3 section ladder. He lowered one section of the ladder to the beach and had to rest it on a seaweed covered platform that looked like it was as slippery as heck.
“ The angle of the ladder was really steep and it was a very real risk it would slide and he would fall. “He took his life in his hands and climbed down to the dog. He picked up the dog under one arm and climbed up the ladder to bring the dog to safety.”