Puppy miraculously survives plunge off 200ft cliff edge
Collie pup Bailey fell while he was out for a walk in Moray, Scotland.
A nine-month-old puppy has miraculously survived a plunge off a 200ft cliff edge.
Collie pup Bailey fell while he was out for a walk near Cullen Golf Club in Moray, Scotland, on Thursday.
The cliff is approximately 60 metres in height and the dog had become trapped on a ledge around 30 metres from the bottom.
The incident happened just before 11am and there were fears the pup may not have survived.
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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Operations Control (SFRS) mobilised two fire appliances and specialist line rescue resources to the scene, which included crews from the Buckie, Banff and Altens areas.
Due to the area's inaccessibility, firefighters also worked in partnership with HM Coastguard from Macduff and Burghead to rescue the pup.
The multi-agency approach saved Bailey, who was reunited with his relieved owner Nicola Jones.
SFRS area commander Chay Ewing said: “I’m delighted this incident had a positive outcome and Bailey was reunited with his owner.
“This incident also demonstrates how we work closely with our other emergency service partners, such as HM Coastguard.”
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Last month, firefighters rescued a dog following a major operation after spending two days trapped in a live badger sett.
Arlo, a Lakeland Terrier, fell into the hole while walking in a field with his dog sitters in Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset.
When he became lodged, his carers contacted the RSPCA which rushed to the scene.
But the rescue team suffered a lengthy delay before they could start digging as they needed to apply for a licence before touching the live sett.
By the time the RSPCA had their licence accepted, Arlo had found himself stuck 1.5metres (4.9ft) down the hole and could no longer be seen or heard by his dogsitters.
The Glastonbury fire and rescue team were called in and were finally able to locate the dog with the help of a special camera, pulling him to safety 48 hours later.