According to the dog's owner, they had been walking along the beach when Harriet ran into the river mouth to greet an approaching boat when she suddenly appeared overcome by the strong currents and was rapidly swept away into the sea.

In a Sea Rescue Emergency call 082911. The operator will put you in direct contact with the nearest sea rescue control centre to where the emergency is taking place.

The search is still continuing.

We located the boat at St Helena but the two men who were aboard are nowhere to be found. The search is continuing.

When they hadn't found anything by morning, two more NSRI boats were sent.

We'll carry on the search until we find them.

Both incidents were reported by credible and reliable witnesses.

We were notified of a drowning in the area. On arrival we searched for the teenager who we suspect was caught in rip currents and washed out to sea.