The dog had fallen into the beck at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

The dog had fallen into the beck at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

A rescue team went to the aid of a dog stranded in a precarious position at a Lake District beauty spot.

Police requested the help of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team on Monday after reports the collie had fallen into the beck at Aira Force.

Team members were called out at 12.45pm and went to the site near the shore of Ullswater.

A team spokesperson said: “When team members arrived on scene the dog was stood on a ledge just above the flowing water.

“A team member abseiled down to the dog, made friends with the stressed canine and with the aid of a rope system, controlled by the other team members, extricated the animal to safety.”

The 1½-hour rescue involved 14 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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