North West Wales

Sheepdog rescued from quarry ledge near Pennal

Mac with a rescuer Image copyright Aberdyfi SART
Image caption Mac the sheepdog went missing while out gathering sheep

A sheepdog has been rescued from a Gwynedd quarry ledge after failing to return from sheep gathering.

Mac's owner could hear the dog on a ledge high on the quarry wall near Pennal and called in Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team on Thursday evening.

The team of volunteers created a rope system which allowed a rescuer to be lowered to the ledge on Friday morning.

Mac was loaded into a purpose-built bag and the pair were lowered to the quarry floor.

A spokesman for Aberdyfi SART said: "Mac was unscathed by his adventure and made his way directly to his grateful owner, pausing only for a quick detour back to his rescuer in the full knowledge that there were still biscuits in his pocket."

Image copyright Aberdyfi SART
Image caption The sheepdog was put in a bag to be lowered down

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