When the dog, Ben, went missing for 48 was missing for 48 hours in terrible weather, it seemed like all hope was lost. It just so happened, the Inverness Coastguards had set out on a training course and miraculously spotted the lost pup.
Story via BBC News
Ben ran off while on a trip near Loch Avon, just before stormy conditions took hold on the following day.
Ben was spotted just as cloud cleared when the helicopter was circling overhead
The Inverness Coastguard crew was undertaking a winter training with a visitor from the helicopter base at Stag Rocks in the Cairngorms when they happened to luckily spot Ben. A Coastguard spokeswoman told BBC News: "The weather had luckily presented them an ideal window of opportunity to use the rest of their training time to rescue the dog."
Rescue mission afoot
Ben was on a narrow ledge above a 60m (200ft) vertical drop. The rescue team went down and brought the poor pup onboard.
"The dog was terrified and cold, so it was flown to the nearby Glenmore Lodge who then rushed it to the Strathspey Vets."
Since then it is reported that Ben is doing well and has been happily reunited with his owner
Watch the dramatic rescue:
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