A dog had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after going for a swim during a morning walk.
Three-year-old black Labrador Milo was on his regular walk on Blyth beach last Friday when went for a swim.
His owners Lianne Reed and June Story-Reid, from Pegswood, were unable to get him back to the beach, calling the Coastguard for help, who launched both Blyth lifeboats.
Crewmen were initially unable to get him on board, with lifeboatman Steven Fitch going into the water before crewman Scott Delf grabbed Milo’s lead and hauled him aboard.
The dog was taken back to the lifeboat station where he was reunited with his owners.
Lianne said: “We are so grateful to the lifeboat crew.”
“We thought we might loose him, the were magnificent and we can not thank them enough.”