Dog res­cued after fall­ing down cliff

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Coast­guard res­cue teams from Kil­choan, Tober­mory and Salen, along with Tober­mory lifeboat, were mo­bilised on Sun­day to res­cue a sheep­dog after it got stuck on a ledge on Sun­day after fall­ing 20ft down a cliff on Ard­na­mur­chan.

The alarm was raised at The An­chor­age on the Ard­na­mur­chan penin­sula just after mid­day on Sun­day.

The crew fer­ried the coast­guards and their equip­ment ashore about two miles to the west of Kil­choan, where the coast­guards car­ried out a text­book cliff res­cue of Meg the col­lie who was re­turned safe and well to her owner.

Meg, who was un­in­jured, was hauled to safety after a Coast­guard team mem­ber was low­ered down the cliff by rope. Lifeboat coxswain David McHaffie com­mented: ‘Just two weeks ago, we trained with our col­leagues from the coast­guard teams on Mull and Ard­na­mur­chan. We are pleased Meg was re­united with her owner after a suc­cess­ful cliff res­cue. Meg’s owner did ex­actly the right thing and con­tacted the Coast­guard as we don’t want any­one to put them­selves at risk.’

Pho­to­graph: RNLI/HM Coast­guard.

Col­lie Meg was de­lighted to be res­cued after her or­deal on Sun­day.

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