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Blaina rescue of dog stuck down mountain hole abandoned


Rescuers have abandoned their efforts to save lots of a dog WHO fell down a hole on a mountain in Blaenau Gwent.

Tilly the West Highland hunting dog is stuck on a shelf 23ft (7m) below Mynydd James close to Blaina.

Despite makes an attempt to coax her from the position she is in, and providing her food, she has not affected and it's not renowned if Tilly continues to be alive.




South and middle Wales Cave Rescue Team aforementioned the choice was created to halt the rescue on Tuesday evening.

Chairman metropolis Mitchell said: 

"With solid rock either aspect, the danger of attempting to widen the outlet would lead to vital amounts of trash falling down on her.
"This is one in every of the only a few incidents in our seventy years of existence that the result isn't what we'd have hoped for."

Team member Jen Hill, WHO was lowered  into the gap, said: 

"It was a really troublesome call to raise to be hauled duplicate.
"As a dog owner myself I wished to be ready to save her however sadly now it absolutely was not the case."



Along with the cave rescue team, specialist firefighters from four totally different stations were concerned, employing a camera and a reach pole to assist the rescue effort.

An RSPCA Cymru spokesperson known as it Associate in Nursing "absolutely awful situation", adding:

 "We, and different agencies, have spoken with Tilly's house owners and share their unhappiness that we have a tendency to square measure unable to save lots of her, despite the thorough efforts of various rescue agencies."



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