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Mountain crew rescue Bill Bailey's dog from Lake District fell

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A mountain rescue team came to the aid of comedian Bill Bailey after his dog got stranded in the Lake District.

The TV star’s pet pooch Tiger got stuck on a steep part of the hills above Buttermere in Cumbria.

Outdoor-loving Bailey had been walking on the fells with his wife and two friends when the dog got into trouble. He contacted Cockermouth Mountain Rescue after asking for help from a local farmer.

The 30-strong team, who had no idea who the caller was until they attended the scene, eventually managed to track Tiger down and reunited him with his grateful – and apologetic - owner..

Team leader Mike Park, told the News & Star newspaper:“I got this telephone call out of the blue, I hadn’t a clue who it was.

“He had left his wife and two other friends up there with the dog and had come down to raise the alarm.

“Just as we were approaching him somebody in the back of the Land Rover said: ‘That’s Bill Bailey’,” added Mr Park.

“After we got over a bit of the shock over who this guy was, we had to get out and do a job.”

On their Facebook page, the rescue team described Tiger as “a clever and crafty creature who led us on quite a merry dance.”



PICTURES: COCKERMOUTH MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM/FACEBOOK

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