Mid Wales

Sheepdog rescued after mine fall near Lake Vyrnwy

Sheepdog in harness Image copyright @LlanfairFire
Image caption Jim the sheepdog was lifted to safety using a special harness

A dog had a lucky escape after falling down an old mine near Lake Vyrnwy in Powys on Sunday.

The sheepdog had become trapped near the village of Penybontfawr at about 12:30 BST.

A fire crew from Llanfair was involved in the rescue, along with search and rescue and cave rescue teams.

The dog was raised with a special harness before being reunited with his owner hours later.

Image copyright @newsar
Image caption The rescue took several hours due to the dog's position

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