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Dog rescued from ledge ordeal
Jack Russell
The Jack Russell Terrier was inches away from a 40 metre drop
A Jack Russell Terrier has been reunited with its owner after it was rescued from a disused quarry on the outskirts of north Belfast.

Tiny was found on a ledge at the Cavehill quarry after being missing for three days.

Gerry Watts, the coordinator of the Police mountain rescue team which saved Tiny, said the dog was just inches away from a 40 metre drop.

"Tiny was overjoyed to see us - it was possible he spent two days on the ledge," he said.

"Obviously he had nothing to eat and was dehydrated.

"Our major concern was that the dog would jump off - we've had animal rescues before when sheep have jumped off as we got to them.

"Fortunately it didn't happen on this occasion."

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