A beloved pet was rescued more than half a mile from land after it had been dragged out to sea by strong currents. 

Caister Lifeboat teams raced into action at 8.08am (July 12) after receiving reports that a dog had been swept out to sea off Haven Seashore Holiday Park.

The rescue's inshore lifeboat (ILB) was on the water within seven minutes and at the scene by 8.19am where the owner was waving on the beach and pointing in the direction of his pet.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The dog was rescued off the coast of Caister-on-sea early this morningThe dog was rescued off the coast of Caister-on-sea early this morning (Image: Caister Lifeboat)

A straight-line search commenced from the beach and the dog was spotted 0.6 miles offshore where he was quickly saved.

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Lifeboat teams performed a welfare check on the dog as they headed back to the beach where the owner was waiting.

Needing no further attention or assistance, the dog was reunited with its owner.

Caister Lifeboat said it was the second dog rescue it has been called to within a week and that people should always dial 999 and ask for the coastguard instead of trying to rescue any animal in distress themselves.