A working sheepdog was rescued from a cliff above Coumshingaun in the Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, on Saturday (March 11th).
The dog was brought to safety by the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA).
In a post on social media, SEMRA said they were “more than happy to help a sheep farmer to rescue his working dog from very steep ground in an inaccessible location”.
“Hopefully this positive story and the happy outcome will give everyone a little lift in these difficult and challenging times. Thanks again to all the walkers who are staying away from the mountains at this time and making our job easier.”
The crew were assisted by members of the Coast Guard Rescue 117, who happened to be on a training course in the area at the time of the incident. SEMRA said their team members and equipment made it possible to carry out the recovery operation.
“We hope our supporters and friends who are so important to us, enjoy this insight to what happens on a mountain rescue,” they concluded.
Video and image source: South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association Facebook