Cornwall

Puppy rescued after 80ft mineshaft fall

Mine fall dog Aristotle. Pic: Cornwall Fire Service Image copyright Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption Eight-month-old Aristotle was lifted out of the uncapped mine after a line was secured around him

A puppy is recovering after falling about 80ft (24m) down a mineshaft in west Cornwall.

Eight-month-old labrador Aristotle fell down the the uncapped shaft at Gwinear at about 08:30 BST.

He was rescued after a firefighter was lowered to the base of the mine to retrieve him, Cornwall Fire Service said.

The Labrador was lifted out after a line was secured around him and he was reunited with his owner.

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