Helping paw to rescue Calver pooch

A dog was having a woof time after she fell down a river embankment near Calver Bridge and had to be rescued by police and the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 12:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:05 pm
PC Simon Wolverson and Gary Platts from DFRS with Betsy
PC Simon Wolverson and Gary Platts from DFRS with Betsy

Police were called around 12.20pm on Friday, June 17, to reports that a dog named Betsy had fallen down an embankment next to the river.

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PC Simon Wolverson and PCSO Anthony Boswell from the area’s Safer Neighbourhood team attended the incident close to Calver Bridge, Calver, alongside Station Manager Gary Platts from Chesterfield Fire Station.

PC Wolverson and Station Manager Platts climbed down the embankment with the use of ropes to rescue the dog, Betsy, from the ledge above the river, before passing her safely up the river’s edge to her owner.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Betsy was reunited with her relieved owner and was later taken to the vets to be checked over.”