Rabbit-chasing Golden Labrador gets into trouble on Derbyshire’s Monsal Trail

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team crews with Archie after they saved him. Picture submitted.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team crews with Archie after they saved him. Picture submitted.

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A Golden Labrador which got into a spot of bother chasing rabbits on the Monsal Trail was saved by Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

The dog called Archie was rescued from steep rocky ground at Millers Dale last Thursday afternoon.

A mountain rescue team spokesman said: “Archie finds walking along the Monsal Trail with his owners a bit boring and prefers chasing rabbits instead.

“But this time the chase landed Archie in trouble. He found himself stranded on a steep craggy piece of ground unable to move backwards, upwards or forward.

“Despite some coaxing he knew better than to attempt any move and patiently waited for rescue. It was mid-afternoon when the team was alerted by the police and ten members quickly responded in order to attempt the rescue in daylight.

“A simple rope lowering system was set up and used to lower a team member to access the dog. The incident was helped by the fact that Archie was wearing a chest harness – although no climbing helmet!

“He was quickly attached to the rescuer and hauled to safety.

“Within 30 minutes Archie was reunited with his owners unharmed and appeared oblivious to all the fuss.”