Lexi and Shyler are stretchered from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Lexi and Shyler are stretchered from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Two dogs were stretchered from a Lake District fell after they fell 30ft from a crag.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 1pm on Monday after the incident on Castle Crag in Borrowdale.

The two white German shepherds, Lexi and Shyler, were injured in their fall.

A team spokesperson said: “Lexi made its own way down to the path despite its injuries.

“Shyler decided to follow Lexi over the cliff but came to rest at the foot of the crag with a suspected broken leg.

“The team was able to drive to the location up the Allerdale Ramble from Grange and, on assessment and discussion with the dog owner, decided the best course of action was to stretcher Shyler down to the path.

“A ‘nest’ of a vacuum mat and casualty bag was made up into which Shyler was placed and strapped in. A back rope was used to aid the steep descent down the scree to the path.

“Lexi was also then placed on the stretcher and both dogs were carried down to the end of the road near Hollows Farm campsite where they could be taken by the owners to the vets.”

Nine Keswick MRT volunteers took part in the rescue, which lasted just over two hours.

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