- Call out for year: 46
- Date: 24/09/09
- Time: 8:18 pm
- Grid ref: SK 1667 7268
- Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Crag-fast(animal)
- Team members involved: 15
- Time taken: 1.5 hours
- Total man hours: 23
A regular Thursday evening training session on crag safety developed into a practical exercise when a call was received from a distressed dog owner in Cressbrook.
A 2 year old Dalmatian had fallen from the top of Water-cum-Jolly landing on a rocky ledge some 20 metres above the River Wye. Fifteen members escaped from the classroom to answer the call which involved lowering a team member armed with dog-biscuits to where the animal was stranded. Collecting the dog in a makeshift harness the pair were then gently lowered another 20 metres to the ground to be reunited with the owner.
Fortunately it was a clear night but darkness complicated the technical rope rescue which only an hour earlier had been a classroom training scenario. For narrative story see the News and article pages: Rescued dog, rescued by, rescue dog handler, 25.09.09.
Photo: The steep limestone crags of Water-cum-Jolly in daylight!