Fire crews and police rescue dog stuck in South Gloucestershire quarry

Fire services at Sodbury Quarry
Emergency services were called to the quarry to rescue the dog. Credit: Bedminster Fire Station.

Fire crews and police helped to rescue a dog which had got stuck halfway up a quarry in South Gloucestershire.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service posted on Twitter on Friday (16 July) to say crews from Yate and Temple fire stations were at a quarry near Chipping Sodbury.

Avon and Somerset Police also attended the scene on Wickwar Road to help control traffic, closing the road whilst crews worked to save the dog.

The pet, called Cody, was eventually reunited with its owner after more than 24 hours.

Other crews from Portishead and Bedminster also assisted with the rescue, as well as officers from the drone team.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the drone was used to establish the best access point to the dog which was 35 feet up the cliff on a ledge.

A dog had to be rescued from the quarry in November of last year with police and fire crews being called to the same area.

A spokesperson for the fire service on the day said: "We were called at 2.07pm to reports of a dog stuck in a quarry.

Emergency services at the quarry during the previous incident in November of 2020.

"On arrival crews from Yate, Temple, Portishead, Bedminster and Bath found one dog in need of rescue from the quarry.

"The drones team are also in attendance."