Mountain rescue team test their skills to save dog

High on a peak as the SEMRA team carry out the rescue. (Picture: John Foley)

The South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) were called out by gardai on Saturday last (April 11) to assist with rescuing a working sheepdog that was stuck on a narrow path high up on the cliffs at the back of Coumshingaun Lake in the Comeragh Mountains. 

Liz Browne, spokeswoman for the group said that the dog was assisting its owner to herd sheep down off the mountain when it was injured. 

“Given that it was a working sheepdog which a farmer was using to bring down sheep for the lambing season the team were very happy to respond to the incident. It was the right thing to do in the circumstances. 

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