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Sheepdog in rope rescue after falling into gorge

The dog rescued after a fall Image copyright Oban Mountain Rescue

A dog has been rescued after falling into a gorge while herding sheep.

Border collie Gel fell into Cruachan gorge, near Oban, landing on a ledge high above a burn.

Oban Mountain Rescue were called and the team used a rope to lower a rescuer down to the dog.

A Facebook post said: "Our best dog whisperer was deployed on a rope and casualty and rescuer hoisted back up successfully - without the casualty biting the rescuer."

It said "experienced hill goer" Gel had fallen in while "over-exuberantly rounding up sheep".

Following an assessment by a medic, the rescue team was stood down.

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