The Patterdale team used its boat to rescue the dog

The Patterdale team used its boat to rescue the dog

A mountain rescue team launched its boat to go to the aid of a soggy dog which fell in a Cumbrian lake.

The collie ended up in Ullswater today after it ran over the edge of a craggy outcrop on the water’s edge while it was gathering sheep.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5.20pm and used its rigid inflatable boat Patrick Scotty to reach the animal.

A team spokesperson said: “The dog ended up in the water closely followed by the farmer going to the dog’s aid.

“The dog had managed to sit on a small ledge at water level and the farmer swam ashore and made his way to Patterdale, albeit wet and very shaken and with the assistance of a local resident managed to contact the police.”

The mountain rescue team members quickly found the dog which was cold and wet but unharmed. They reunited the collie with its owner.

The rescue, which involved seven volunteer team members, lasted 1½ hours.

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