firefighters have a new four-legged friend after answering a dog owner’s plea for help.
They came to the rescue of two year-old Hugo, a Border Terrier who fell 10ft off the edge of a footpath near Lords Head Lane in Warmsworth.
The dog’s owner and her son were walking with him when the animal ran through railings and fell into bushes on Wednesday night.
Unable to reach Hugo, the pair dialled 999 and firefighters were able to pluck him from the side of the cliff using a 10 metre ladder.
Hugo paid a visit to Edlington fire station this week to show his appreciation to the Blue watch crew.
Watch Manager Daz Roberston said: “I think the lady was a little embarrassed to have called the fire service but it was getting dark and she could have got hurt attempting to reach him herself. They’d been trying for about an hour.
“Hugo was fine despite the experience and was quite happy to walk into the arms of the firefighter who had climbed the ladder to rescue him.”