The team’s constitution says that
“The objects for which the Team is established are to save life and alleviate distress, primarily in upland or mountainous areas.” Jasper missing on the fells was clearly distressing for his owner Adam and we were glad to help with the rescue. Most of the casualties that we deal with are of the human variety but we have rescued several dogs, sheep and even cattle and horses over the years.
It was advantageous that he was searched for at night because the reflection of his eyes from torchlight probably saved his life. Dogs are of great importance to us in Mountain Rescue as they provide a whole new dimension in being able to locate casualties in all conditions. As such we fully understand that the bond between dogs and humans is a very special one and it is great to know that both dog and owner are safe in this case.
Thank you once again,
John Bamforth, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team Chairman