Video: Watch rescuers help a dog stranded at the bottom of a quarry

The dog had fallen at least 30ft
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A stranded dog was saved by fire crews at a quarry near Bristol - and video shows its wagging tail as it is rescued.

Firefighters at Temple Fire Station in Bristol were called out to Yate Quarry after the spaniel fell into the quarry. With assistance from Avon & Somerset Police’s drone squad, a firefighter was able to winch themselves down the side of the steep quarry and rescue the stranded pup.

Footage captured from the drone shows the nine-month-old black and white springer spaniel perched precariously on a steep ledge - where it had fallen while on an evening walk with it’s owners.

A photo of the scene shows how the dog had fallen at least 30 feet - forcing firefighters to use a large winching system to retrieve it.

Thankfully the dog only suffered a broken leg.

Video from Avon and Somerset Drone Team shows stranded dog's tail wagging with joy as fire crews abseil down to recuse him from a cliff face.Video from Avon and Somerset Drone Team shows stranded dog's tail wagging with joy as fire crews abseil down to recuse him from a cliff face.
Video from Avon and Somerset Drone Team shows stranded dog's tail wagging with joy as fire crews abseil down to recuse him from a cliff face.

Avon & Somerset Police’s drone squad posted a video of the incident on social media, writing: “An @AFRSTemple firefighter gets down to the spaniel, look at that tail wagging.

“Afterwards a quick trip to the vets diagnoses a broken leg, its home to start the recovery. wishing the little pup a swift recovery.”

It happened on Friday 14 April.

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