1. ITV Report

Dog rescued after falling into a drainage culvert

Hugo the Cocker Spaniel is one lucky pup. The 16-month-old rescue dog was adopted by his new loving owners, Jeff Peers and Moira Wilson from Huddersfield, at the beginning of the year.

On Monday Hugo was at the centre of a second dramatic rescue – this time by firefighters after he fell into a drainage culvert near to Wessenden Head Reservoir whilst out on a walk.

Firefighter Liam Rothery with Hugo

His frantic owners were in an area with little phone reception, but eventually managed to get through to emergency services shortly after 2pm.

Fire crews had to walk a kilometre across moorland to access the site. Firefighter Liam Rothery donned a dry suit attached to a line and entered the culvert where he retrieved Hugo to the great joy of the owners.

Hugo had been whimpering for around two and a half hours but came out and was right as rain! The firefighters were brilliant. They had the right kit and I was impressed by their calmness and professionalism.

– Jeff Peers, Hugo's owner
Hugo, his owner and the rescue team