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Cornwall collie feared drowned at sea, found in a cave by teenage kayakers 24 hours later


She found her sea legs! Collie named Toobs, who was feared drowned after going overboard on the owner's yacht, is found in a cave by kayakers 24 hours later

  • Wayne Booth believes his pooch swam ashore near Falmouth after the accident
  • Two teenage kayakers found toobs in a remote cave near St Mawes, Cornwall
  • She had a fishhook removed from her shoulder and is now "in pretty good shape".

A day later, a dog was found alive after falling from a yacht into the sea – after swimming in a cave.

The desperate search for the ailing collie Jonah, also known as Toobs, began after she jumped overboard at sea.

Owner Wayne Booth said he believed his dog swam ashore after disappearing while sailing off St. Mawes near Falmouth, Cornwall.

Wayne Booth and his dog Toobs (pictured) were reunited after the Border Collie went overboard. Toobs usually wears a life jacket on the yacht, according to Booth, but has been below deck and must have sneaked past him for an unfortunate dive into the dinghy he was towing behind

The day after she went missing, two 19-year-old kayakers came across the collie, which was only accessible by boat, as this map shows, in a cave near St. Anthony's lighthouse

The day after she went missing, two 19-year-old kayakers came across the collie, which was only accessible by boat, as this map shows, in a cave near St. Anthony's lighthouse

A huge land and sea search by the police and coast guards was launched but was unable to find the affected pooch.

A day later, she was encountered by two 19-year-old kayakers in a cave near St. Anthony's lighthouse that was only accessible by boat.

She was rescued to a nearby beach and is now reunited with her relieved owner.

Booth, from Falmouth, Cornwall, told the BBC: "It was the best afternoon possible."

They picked her up and took a fish hook in her shoulder, placed her on the kayak, and rode her back.

Toobs is alive and well after the ordeal in which she apparently swam into a secluded cave. She was lucky enough to be found as the cave is only accessible by boat and the kayakers who rescued her only happened to visit this particular cave: "This was the last one we went to."

Toobs is alive and well after the ordeal in which she apparently swam into a secluded cave. She was lucky enough to be found as the cave is only accessible by boat and the kayakers who rescued her only happened to visit this particular cave: "This was the last one we went to."

“You went online and I got a lot of calls. We are all sitting here now and Toobs is very happy and very tired.

“Everyone who knows me knows that I always wear a life jacket, and so do toobs. But she was below deck while we were sailing, and at some point she came up to me and crept past me.

& # 39; I haven't seen her. She must have climbed behind me and tried to jump into the dinghy we were towing behind. This was the only place where there is no network.

"She must have tried to jump in and missed."

One rescuer added, “We happened to be kayaking to peek inside the caves and this was the last one we went.

“She was very friendly and we carefully put her in the kayak and took her to the nearest beach.

"She was in pretty good shape considering she had been swimming for a long time."

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