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Dog falls down mine shaft near St Ives

Dog falls down mine shaft near St Ives

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:26am 11th May 2020. (Updated at 5:25am 12th May 2020)

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A dog has been winched to safety after falling down a mine shaft in Cornwall.

Firefighters were called to the scene in the St Ives area at around 8am on Sunday morning.

The scene was found to be very overgrown which meant it was hard for the team to create access .

The crew from Tolvaddon managed to set up a rope rescue line and bring the dog back up to safety.

"Our Critical Control Centre received a call at approximately 8:00am this morning from a concerned dog owner, reporting his dog had fallen down a shaft in the St Ives area.

"Immediately an appliance from St Ives, a specialist line rescue vehicle from Tolvaddon and a Technical Rescue Officer were moblised.

"On arrival it was confirmed a dog was down the shaft and the shaft was very overgrown, making safe access difficult initially."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

They later added: "Firefighters are currently making better access and setting up a rope recovery system to access the shaft."

"One dog has been rescued safe and well. Crews are making up their equipment and will shortly be returning to their home stations."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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