Dog stuck at bottom of ravine at woods in Sidmouth is rescued by firefighters

A dog stuck in a stream at the bottom of a ravine in woods at Sidmouth was rescued by firefighters.

Fire crews were called to Harpford Woods at around 10.30am on Monday (April 26) and reached the trapped terrier on foot.

The dog was reunited with its owners after it was carried back to them in a pet carrier.

Firefighters from Sidmouth and the specialist animal rescue equipment from Exmouth fire station were sent to the scene.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The control room received a call from a member of the public reporting their dog stuck at the bottom of a ravine in a stream.

“An officer from the service was mobilised to assess the situation and subsequently a fire appliance from Sidmouth was mobilised along with the specialist animal rescue equipment from Exmouth.

Fire crews gained access to the terrier dog after locating a suitable pathway down to the creek and transported the dog back to its owners using a pet carrier.”

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