Malvern fire crews to the rescue as dog falls down well

Malvern Gazette: SAFE AND SOUND: Firefighter Skipworth and Deegan. SAFE AND SOUND: Firefighter Skipworth and Deegan.

HERE’S one dog who will be enjoying his Christmas Day scraps after he was rescued from a deep well.

Malvern firefighters, along with crews from Leintwardine and Bromyard, were called to Wigmore, near Leominster, to haul black labrador Deegan to safety after he fell more than 65 feet down a well.

The pet was reunited with its owner, who has not been named, after the crew worked together in challenging circumstances to save Deegan.

Nic Browning, watch commander at Malvern fire station, described the incident as “both difficult and interesting”.

The crew had to use their additional line and water rescue skills and their enhanced life-saving trauma abilities.

Mr Browning said: “On arrival at the incident just outside the village of Wigmore, the line team made contact with the distraught owner and attending crews from Leintwardine and Bromyard, who had managed the safety of the scene.

“Following an assessment of the incident, firefighter Jamie Skipworth was lowered into the well down the 65 foot to the location where the labrador, Deegan, had come to rest on a small ledge above the water.”

He added: “Firefighter Skipworth secured Deegan in a specialist harness before both were hauled to the surface and safety.

“Apart from a few cuts, a very wet and cold labrador was returned safely to an extremely grateful owner.”

The accident happened on the morning of Friday, December 20.

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4:31pm Tue 24 Dec 13

goodygoody says...

What heart warming news for Christmas Eve. And before the moaners start complaining about the use of firemen and our money for this rescue, just realise that this is very good practice for when a human falls down a well or hole as they are prone to do occasionally. It's nice to know that in this Country we care about animals as well as humans. Merry Christmas to you all!
What heart warming news for Christmas Eve. And before the moaners start complaining about the use of firemen and our money for this rescue, just realise that this is very good practice for when a human falls down a well or hole as they are prone to do occasionally. It's nice to know that in this Country we care about animals as well as humans. Merry Christmas to you all! goodygoody

11:28pm Tue 24 Dec 13

tub_thumper says...

It's nice that they rescued the dog before they went on strike. I wonder what would've if happened if they were already on strike?!

#selfishbastards
It's nice that they rescued the dog before they went on strike. I wonder what would've if happened if they were already on strike?! #selfishbastards tub_thumper

4:33pm Wed 25 Dec 13

tub_thumper says...

tub_thumper wrote:
It's nice that they rescued the dog before they went on strike. I wonder what would've if happened if they were already on strike?!

#selfishbastards
Why down voted?! It's true. They're on strike so no rescuing for man or animal...
[quote][p][bold]tub_thumper[/bold] wrote: It's nice that they rescued the dog before they went on strike. I wonder what would've if happened if they were already on strike?! #selfishbastards[/p][/quote]Why down voted?! It's true. They're on strike so no rescuing for man or animal... tub_thumper

10:31pm Thu 26 Dec 13

broken6 says...

Don't cry Tub

I'm sure people are smart enough to know that there isn't a single fireman who wouldn't "break" the strike for an emergency. Some even broke it to help out in the floods when there were no life threatening incidents,

Therefore calling all firemen selfish bastards isn't going to gain you much respect or "thumbs up"
Don't cry Tub I'm sure people are smart enough to know that there isn't a single fireman who wouldn't "break" the strike for an emergency. Some even broke it to help out in the floods when there were no life threatening incidents, Therefore calling all firemen selfish bastards isn't going to gain you much respect or "thumbs up" broken6

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