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DOG RESCUED FROM LEAD MINE SHAFT

Teesdale & Weardale Search & Rescue Team this evening (Friday) rescued a dog from the bottom of a 35ft deep mine shaft in Weardale, Co Durham.

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The black labrador name Sam was working as part of a grouse shoot on Cattrick Moss near Frosterley, Co Durham when he fell down the former lead mine late this afternoon. The team were called out by the local police at around 5pm. Team Leader Dave Bartles-Smith said "When we arrived the dog had been down the 8ft wide shaft for over one and half hours. We lowered Paul Renwick, one of our team members down the shaft were he was able to examine Sam. He supprisingly appeared to be uninjured so Paul put him in a large rucksack, put him on his back and we hauled him back up". Sam although shaken was unharmed and was reunited with his owner.








Steve Owers
Press Officer

Teesdale & Weardale Search & Rescue Team
25/08/06 2330hrs

Notes For Editor
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Rescue Team are affiliated to the Mountain Rescue England and Wales. We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk

 

SEARCH AND RESCUE THROUGHOUT COUNTY DURHAM

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