Surprise View, Borrowdale (73)

Callout Date: 10/07/2024
Callout Time: 3:16 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

On a day of monsoon like conditions a couple went to visit Surprise View which overlooks Derwentwater. Unfortunately their dog decided to chase a ball over the cliff edge and ended up falling and getting stuck on a ledge. One of the dog’s owners descended a nearby gully to try and retrieve the dog but also became stuck. The other owner made an emergency call and the Fire Service and Keswick MRT attended.

A joint operation proceeded and a rope system put in place to lower a rescuer to the crag fast person who was then hauled up to the top of the cliff. A second rescuer was then lowered to to retrieve the dog.

Fortunately both owner and dog were uninjured but it was recommended the dog get checked over by a vet.

18 team members – 2 hours 14 minutes

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