Dog reunited with owner after a night on a Lake District mountain


An owner has been reunited with his dog after he survived a 500ft fall on a Lake District mountain.

Bonnie the dog was left to endure a night of severe weather on Caudale Head after a whiteout caused owner to fall, leaving him unable to search for her.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to help the walker, who was left with only minor injuries after his 500ft drop, but the team had to wait until the following morning before they could begin searching for Bonnie.

The following day, five members of the team and Bonnie’s owner climbed back up the mountain and used snow shovels, avalanche transceivers and ice-axes to work their way through the snow.

A spokesperson from Patterdale MRT said: “After an hour of searching – and slipping and falling – the team spotted a dog sitting on a small rocky outcrop.

“Amazingly, the dog had survived the night, and with a bacon sandwich inside her and some dog treats she was able to walk down the steep mountainside to be reunited with her master.

“Patterdale mountain rescue team would like to remind those venturing into the fells that full on winter conditions exist on many high fell tops.”



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