Bob Plat Level, Coppermine Valley, Coniston

Bob Plat Level, Coppermine Valley, Coniston

16:04 (Grid SD 287 991)

The team were contacted by Cumbria Police (CUMPOL) to an incident in the Coppermines Valley involving a springer spaniel having scrambled under a locked gate and falling part way down a mine shaft.

A full team call out was initiated and the team members made their way on to the Fell. With it being a mine rescue COMRU (Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit) were also made aware just in case there specialist skills were required.

The team carries keys for all the gated mines in the Coppermines.

Once on scene, the dog was located about 30 foot down on a solid level. A team member lowered himself down on to the level and placed the dog in a special harness. The team member and the dog were hauled out. The dog when safe was reunited with its owner. The dog luckily was unharmed.

In total this rescue involved 16 members and lasted 1 1/2 hours.

Grid Ref: SD 287 991

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