Logan the lurcher rescued from pit after a 25ft fall

Logan at the bottom of the pit Image copyright Wellingtonfire
Image caption Logan's owner think the leaf-lined bottom and the fact he is so young helped him not to be injured

A family pet had a lucky escape when he fell into an old lime kiln.

Seven-month-old lurcher Logan fell 25ft (7.6m) into the brick-lined pit when he was out for a walk with his owners at lunchtime.

Nearby residents tried to get him out of the pit, in Lime Kiln Woods, Wellington, Shropshire, with a ladder but with no luck.

Eventually firefighter Chris Lockett was winched in to rescued the pup, who was fortunately unhurt.

Owner Mike Braddock, 54, said he thought Logan must have been distracted by a squirrel or a bird when he fell into the kiln.

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Media captionLogan the lurcher rescued after 25ft fall down old lime kiln oven
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Image caption Firefighter Chris Lockett with Logan's owners Hannah, ten and Charlotte, seven

"He knows the paths so he must have been distracted.

"There's a lot of leaves at the bottom and because he is so young he is quite supple, which is why we think he wasn't hurt. But we were worried he would become distressed at not being able to get out."

The family have only owned Logan, a rescue dog, for two months.

"He's fine now, he's had a big bowl of food and is fast asleep. But, seeing the depth of which he fell, we were quite worried at the time," Mr Braddock said.

"The fire service was fantastic and the chap who rescued him was a big dog lover himself."

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