|He was named after a surfboard brand|
|Boomerang Pet Hero Award Recipient|
|Sennen Cove Beach, a popular surfing destination where Bilbo worked.|
|With owner, Steve Jamieson|
The decision didn't go down well.
Finally, in 2009, Bilbo was allowed to return to his life-guarding duties.
I'm actually a bit surprised that the Lifeboat Institute didn't want Bilbo. Newfoundlands are powerful swimmers, often swimming long distances in icy waters and heavy seas. Courageous and intelligent, they also seem to have an instinct to rescue people. The breed has been credited for the rescue of hundreds of people in boating accidents and shipwrecks. They are the breed favored by most water rescue organizations.
|They even do helicopter rescue.|
|This is exactly what Bilbo had been doing|