Findlay helped children and adults with his “calm and kind manner,” the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team said after recovering his body, but he could not be revived
Image: Coniston Mountain Rescue Team)
A beloved therapy dog died after falling 150ft into a quarry.
Findlay was walking in the Tilberthwaite Valley in Cumbria when he fell.
The three-year-old was with a man when emergency services arrived in the area on Sunday morning.
His companion had been climbing in the quarry when the dog fell.
The dog has helped children and adults alike with its “calm and friendly nature,” the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team said.
The rescue team attempted to revive Findlay, who was lifted to the entrance of a water-filled tunnel so he could be retrieved.
Eleven volunteers took part in the scene as part of the operation, which lasted almost three hours
Coniston Mountain Rescue Team)
Loved by everyone he worked with, Findlay, a golden retriever, was described as “a much loved and happy boy” who had a “big heart”.
A spokesman for the team said: “It was an overcast and rainy morning when we received a call from Cumbria Police about a dog that had fallen approximately 45m into the main quarry at Hodge Close.
“We sent out two Land Rovers and soon found Findlay the dog. A gentleman who was climbing in the quarry was with him.
“Unfortunately, Findlay could not be resuscitated after CPR.
“We put him on our stretcher and a rope lift system was used to take the stretcher to the entrance of a waterlogged tunnel where we could walk out.
“The beautiful Findlay was almost three years old.
“He was a very loving and happy boy who was also a therapy dog, helping children and adults alike with his calm, kind demeanor and big heart.
“Our thoughts are with his owners and his extended family.”
A dog also fell to his death after chasing a sheep over a quarry edge in the area.
The Coniston Mountain Rescue Team were called to Brandy Crag Quarry by Cumbria Police shortly after 4.30pm on Monday after a three-year-old Rottweiler named Marnie had to be rescued.
The large dog had pulled her head out of her owner’s hand “in her frolic” and followed a sheep that ran over the edge of the quarry.
Rescuers said the dog “fell a short distance and sustained fatal injuries.”
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