Dog rescued from sinkhole in Whitburn

A dog has been rescued by firefighters after falling down a sinkhole in Whitburn.

Sunday, 12th March 2017, 6:44 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:51 am
Firefighters were called to rescue a dog that had fallen down a sinkhole

Two rope rescue teams from South Shields were called to Whitburn at about 5.45pm tonight.

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A four-year-old Lurcher had fallen down a sinkhole near to Souter Lighthouse.

A firefighter was lowered into the area to retrieve the dog.

The owner was advised to take their pet, which appeared to be uninjured, to the vets for a precautionary check-up.