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Dog survives 70-foot quarry fall

A dog has survived a 70 foot fall into a quarry in Rossendale Credit: MEN Syndication

A dog has miraculously survived after plunging around 70 feet into a quarry in Rossendale on Saturday.

The dog, named Wilson, was later transported to the Shuttleworth Veterinary Surgery for examination where his condition appeared to improve.

He was later transferred to a different vet's for overnight observations.

Wilson’s owner Faye Simpson said he is in a ‘stable condition’ and has been ‘very lucky so far’.

She said:

“I really cannot put in to words how grateful I am for the support that the team has given today."

“Wilson wouldn’t have the fighting chance that he has if it wasn’t thanks to these guys. All volunteers giving their own time to save lives."

– Faye Simpson, Wilson's owner
The Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue team were quickly on the scene to help Wilson Credit: MEN Syndication

“Wilson is in a stable condition, making slow improvements and miraculously the initial X-ray hasn’t highlighted any breaks or fractures."

“He has some blood on the lungs and a bit of air surrounding them, but all in all after taking a 60 to 70 feet leap of faith he’s been very lucky so far."

“Fingers and toes crossed he’ll make further improvements overnight.”

– Faye Simpson, Wilson's owner
Miraculously, the dog doesn't seem to have any broken bones or fractures Credit: MEN Syndication

Pete Goble, team leader of the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, said:

“We are glad that we could help. Wilson didn’t look too good when we arrived. He was very poorly."

“After several minutes of petting and some off the cuff medical aid he started to open his eyes. Tough little chap. We all hope that he makes a full recovery.”

– Pete Goble, Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team
Credit: MEN Syndication