Dog rescued after falling down cliff
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.’
Collie Meg was delighted to be rescued after her ordeal on Sunday.