Newhaven Lifeboat rescued a dog during a visit by the town’s mayor and the French mayor of La Chapelle St Mesmin.
The Mayor of Newhaven Graham Amy and the French mayor Nicolas Bonneau were visiting the lifeboat during the Sunday morning training exercise.
Mr Bonneau said: “The crew were very professional and I can see why the mayor and the people of Newhaven are so proud of their lifeboat service.
“To carry our rescues at sea in all weathers takes a great deal of courage, but to do so as a volunteer for your town is very, very special.”
He added: “Meeting the volunteer men and women of the lifeboat was a great honour for me and it is a memory of Newhaven I will never forget”
For for more information about the lifeboat visit www.newhavenlifeboat.co.uk.