Surprise View, Borrowdale (58)

Callout Time: 10:46 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

Brody, a 14 week old Cockapoo, got a surprise when he fell off Surprise View – a 25m steep drop overlooking Derwentwater. Although the owners could hear the dog from the viewing point they could not see him. One of them managed to get to the base of the crag and locate the dog, but could not reach him, as he was perched on a ledge half way up the cliff. Help was requested and the Keswick team prepared a rope rescue. A team member was lowered and quickly found the dog, who amazingly, seemed uninjured. After securing the dog in a rucksack the team member was lowered further to the owner, who was also secured, and both lowered again to safer ground below. Brody and his owners seemed delighted after being reunited but they booked in with a local vet to double check that all is well.

11 team members – 1 hour 55 minutes

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