A mountain rescue team has paid a heartfelt tribute after being unable to resuscitate a dog that fell into a quarry.

On Sunday, May 22, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police after a Findlay, the canine companion of a gentleman who was walking by Hodge Close Quarry near Coniston, fell 45 metres into the main quarry at Hodge Close.

The team dispatched two Land Rovers, and located the dog and man, but after administering CPR, they were sadly unable to revive him.

Findlay was then put onto a stretcher and a rope lift system was used to get the stretcher up to the entrance of a water-logged tunnel where the team could safely walk out.

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A post by Coniston Mountain Rescue Team said: 

"Beautiful Findlay was nearly three years old.

"He was a much loved and happy boy, who was also a therapy dog, helping children and adults with his calm and friendly nature, and big heart.

"Our thoughts are with his owners, as well as his extended family."

In this, their 15th callout of 2022, 11 volunteer team members attended for two hours and 50 minutes.

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