A mountain rescue team attended the second tragic accident involving a dog in as many days.

On Monday, May 23 at 4.34pm, Cumbria Police called Coniston Mountain Rescue after a report of a sheep being stuck on a crag over Brandy Crag Quarry.

It became apparent that a Rottweiler dog called Marnie had pulled her lead out of her owner's grasp in exuberance and followed a sheep and ran over the edge of the quarry, falling and sustaining fatal injuries.

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The volunteers of Coniston Mountain Rescue posted their condolences: "Marnie was only three years old and her zest for the outdoors filled her short life with fun and joy. 

"The team sends her owner and family their warm wishes and condolences.

"We shall however monitor the sheep at the top of the quarry for a few days - they frequently self-rescue, or are easier to catch and rescue when food runs out and they weaken.

"After two incidents in two days, and three in six months, where dogs have fallen into quarries, dog owners are respectfully asked to take extra care when in the vicinity of quarries, especially if there are sheep around.

"Thank you."