A dog has been saved by a group of volunteer mountain rescue fighters after falling ten feet into a disused quarry ledge in Bacup.
Members of Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team (RPMRT) abseiled into the deep quarry shaft at Lee Quarry to retrieve the distressed dog, called Nemo, and returned him to his worried owner.
The successful rescue effort led the team to quip "We really did find Nemo!".
RPMRT along with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were alerted by police to the incident, where the dog was becoming increasingly agitated calling for a speedy rescue effort.
The charity are now warning dog owners and walkers to take ‘extreme caution’ when visiting disused quarry sites.
A spokesperson from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said:
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