Rocky was found uninjured. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rocky was found uninjured. Photo: Keswick MRT

An adventurous dog was rescued from a precarious position on a Lake District hillside.

Rocky, a one-year-old sprocker spaniel, went missing on Friday in the King’s How area of Borrowdale, above the Bowder Stone.

His owner searched the area for the rest of the day, without success. The search resumed early the following day, and eventually the dog was found.

But the animal had managed to get stuck on an inaccessible ledge.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 10.05am on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “The team were called to assist and a rope rescue was put into action.

“A dog handler from the team was lowered about 20m to the ledge and fortunately Rocky appeared to be uninjured. He was secured to the handler and both were raised back to the top of the crag.

“Rocky and owner were reunited with lots of hugs and treats.”

The 2½-hour operation to bring the dog to safety involved eight volunteers from the Keswick team.

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