Dog rescued after falling in mine shaft

An expert team came to the rescue of a stranded spaniel after it fell down a mine shaft.

The poor pooch was being walked near the B5056 between Stanton–in–the–Peak and Birchover on Saturday when it fell down the shaft.

The emergency services were called at 1.45pm and members of the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation attended.

The uninjured dog was hauled to the surface using an animal bag and returned to its relieved owner.

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