The dog got stuck near the summit of Ben Lomond

The dog got stuck near the summit of Ben Lomond

A dog had to be rescued from the most southerly munro after getting stuck on a craggy ledge.

Duke, a 10½-month-old brown labrador, disappeared while its owner and three others were walking on Ben Lomond yesterday.

The walkers were making their way down from the summit when the dog went missing.

They discovered the animal cragfast on a small ledge about 30m (100ft) below the summit on steep and difficult ground and rang the police for advice.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Police Scotland and a small number of volunteers set off up the mountain while the four walkers took refuge in their group shelter in worsening weather.

Some of the seven team members set about rescuing the dog from the precarious position while others accompanied three of the walkers back down off the mountain.

Duke was reunited with his owner who stayed on the mountain after team members successfully retrieved the animal from the crag.

The man and his dog then walked down to Rowardennan with rescuers as the weather further deteriorated.

The rescue ended at 7.30pm.

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