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Dog rescued from ledge above Douglas shop

Photograph taken by a member of the public and posted by the fire service on its Facebook page

Animal coaxed back into flat unharmed

The fire service had an unusual rescue to carry out yesterday afternoon.

A dog had got out of the window of a first-floor flat on Castle Street in Douglas and was on a narrow ledge above one of the shops.

A post on the fire service's Facebook page says crews, using a ladder and some excellent pet management skills, managed to coax the dog back through the window and back to safety inside the flat.

A crowd of shoppers out on the pedestrianised street gathered around to watch the action unfold.

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