Just thought I’d share a feel good story with you folks to help keep the midweek blues at bay. A 53 year old man and his Golden Labrador Oscar survived a 200ft (61m) fall on Monday whilst walking near cliffs in North Yorkshire.
Apparently Oscar fell first and whilst looking to see what had happened to his faithful friend, the owner leant a bit too far over and ended up next to him on the ledge, which I imagine was not the rescue the owner had in mind. However, the Coastguard rescue team were on hand to save the day and airlift the pair to safety from what was officially declared “an awkward position”.
The man was taken to Scarborough General Hospital with some serious injuries including a broken wrist and leg, whilst Oscar was taken to a local vets with similar injuries; a broken leg, cracked tooth and a black eye. Given the distance the hapless duo plummeted Local Police have said its “absolutely remarkable” for both to have survived at all, let alone with only a few broken bones.