The Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called by police just before 7am this morning to the banks of the river Tees near Cotherstone where a dog had become stuck on a ledge at the bottom of a very steep slope.
The dog, a Golden Lab called Riley had apparently got over exited by some sheep and ended up stranded. The alarm was raised by a nearby resident and police asked the team to assist. Once the dog was located the team set up a simple rope system and two team members were lowered to the site. After a few reassuring strokes Riley was secured and lowered to the bottom where one of the teams' dog handlers, local man Des Toward was waiting.
The dog was non the worse for its adventure and soon re united with its owner, who was extremely grateful and very happy.
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain 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