Firefighters rescue dog from 20ft hole

Pippa looks happy enough now - but that's thanks to the efforts of firefighters who rescued her from a 20ft hole.

The daring dog got stuck in a hole, which is part of a derelict building at Titterstone on Clee Hill, with firefighters dispatched from Ludlow to re-unite her with her owner.

Two fire crews were called to help Pippa after she was reported as being stuck at 3.50pm on Saturday.

Thankfully they were able to use a nine-metre ladder to get down and lift her to safety around 45 minutes later – thankfully uninjured.

Olie Powis, crew manager and incident commander for the rescue, said that the 'what3words' app had proved crucial in being able to locate Pippa and her owner quickly.

Shaun Harrison from Ludlow Fire Station rescues Pippa

The app turns coordinates into three words which enable people to find that location quickly.

Mr Powis explained what had happened, saying: "Two brothers were walking their dog and the dog has gone to jump onto what looks like a low sort of wall and the other side was actually a 20ft drop."

He said the owners had considered trying to rescue her with her extendible lead but were worried about causing her an injury.

Mr Powis added: "The dog was a bit distressed initially but we put the ladder down and one of the crew members went down and rescued her."

After her rescue Pippa posed with her rescuer, Shaun Harrison from Ludlow Fire Station.

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