RNLI rescue woman clinging to river Thames ladder with her stranded dog

Dog owners have been warned about the dangers of attempting to rescue their pets after a lifeboat crew was called to save a stranded woman.

The Royal National Lifeboat Insitution (RNLI) released footage of the rescue as it urged pet owners not to risk their own lives.

The video shows a lifeboat from Chiswick RNLI helping the woman, who was up to her knees in the River Thames near Wandsworth on Sunday September 9.

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