On Sunday afternoon, a group of volunteers from North East Wales Search and Rescue was called out to help retrieve Molly the spaniel who had fallen into a 4-5 metre deep hole near the Devil’s Gorge in Loggerheads Country Park, Mold in Denbighshire. Molly was on a walk with her owner Neil Partridge from Pantymwyn when she fell in the hole. Neil realised that he wouldn’t be able to rescue Molly by himself and called the rescue team for help. Molly, muddy but safe, was reunited with her owner to the delight of all concerned.
NEWSAR sent a small team who set up a basic rope system and, using a large bag, managed to haul Molly to safety. Damon Winterbottom, one of the charity’s Deputy Team Leaders, said “Many people think that NEWSAR just deals with incidents in the hills but we do much more than that. We were pleased to be able to help Neil and reunite him with Molly”.
You can see more photos and a video of the rescue on the North East Wales Search and Rescue Facebook page