A small dog has been rescued after becoming trapped in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
Toby the dog fell from a height and became trapped on the East Pier on Wednesday morning.
A member of the public rang the RNLI lifeboat station at 11.40am to raise the alarm.
They reported that the dog had fallen onto rocks and had become trapped in the water between two sets of steps, half way down the pier.
RNLI mechanic Kieran O'Connell, nicknamed 'Collie' by his co-workers, came to the rescue.
He launched the station's boarding boat and made his way to where the dog had been in the water for approximately 15 minutes.
The dog was found to be shaken but uninjured.
Speaking following the rescue, Mr O'Connell said: "Toby had quite the fall this morning and got stuck between two sets of steps before ending up in the water for about 15 minutes.
"Thankfully, while a little frightened he was not injured and was delighted to be reunited with his owners.
'We would like to commend the member of the public who raised the alarm this morning.
"Many dog owners can find themselves in trouble when they try to rescue their pets instead of calling 999 or 112 for the Coast Guard.
"We would remind everyone that it is important to keep yourself safe when you walk with your pet.
"Keep dogs on a lead close to cliff edges or fast flowing water. If your pet does get into water, stuck in mud or falls from a height, don't go in after them.
"Move to a place where your pet can get to safely and call them if you think they can get out by themselves."