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Runaway dachshund rescued from flooded quarry

Photo credit - Melanie Kermeen

Retired police officer comes to Bebe's aid

A runaway Dachshund is counting his lucky stars after being rescued from a flooded quarry.

Owner Melanie Kermeen had been feeding her chickens when her dogs Bebe and Lulu disappeared.

Lulu arrived home the next morning with dust on her paws - which led rescuers to a nearby disused quarry where Bebe was spotted, trapped on a ledge.

Retired police officer, and experienced open water swimmer, Juan Kinley entered the water to go to Bebe's aid as Melanie explains: 

Watch the moment Bebe was recued below.

MINI DACHSHUNDS HOME SAFE !! 🙏🙏 Bebe rescued from ledge above quarry by retired Detective Chief Inspector & Ironman Juan Kinley 💓 Thank you to everyone who came out to search for the mini sausage dogs yesterday, last night & this morning 🙏 we are so very grateful Thank you to fire crew & coast guard & man with kayak who were all about to come to assist when Bebe decided she was going to make a swim for it herself, and so pre-empted a rescue swim. Thank you to FB lost & found pets IOM Avril & Karen for help & advice last night too. Pup Lulu returned home safe & squealing at 5.15am. Lots of small footprints lead us to Bebe this morning, stuck on a precarious ledge. 2 miniature dachshunds Bebe & Lulu are now fast asleep in their bed by the aga. Thank God for keeping them safe for last 26 hours. 🙏

Posted by Melanie Kermeen on Monday, January 3, 2022


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