Quarry Rescue: Dog lifted out after two hours

2013-01-22 00:00

A DOG was rescued from the bottom of a quarry following a two-hour operation in Durban yesterday.

The successful mission took place at Derby Downs Business Park in Westville and involved police and paramedics.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said it wasn’t known how the dog got to the bottom of the 20-metre drop.

Office workers above heard the animal’s yelps and saw it on an island at the base of the cliff.

“The police search and rescue unit and Netcare rescue officer were called to the scene … After assessing the scene, a rescue officer was lowered on a rope to secure the dog,” Botha said. Later a member of the SPCA was lowered to help the police immobilise the dog in a harness.

The animal was uninjured and was left in the care of the SPCA.

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