A border collie lost at the top of England’s highest mountain has been reunited with his owners.
Jack was lost on Scafell Pike on Wednesday evening when the weather suddenly changed. Low cloud and high winds meant he was split up from his owners within seconds.
He was reunited with Charlotte and Graham Gent and their son, Willis, of Nottinghamshire, on Thursday.
It is second dog to be rescued from the mountain in recent weeks. Last month a cross collie was rescued and reunited with its owner, a local farmer.
In the most recent incident, Jack was spotted by a member of the public at Mickledore, a narrow ridge connecting Scafell Pike to Scafell.
The walker gave Jack his marmalade sandwiches and found a shelter in the rescue box before heading down the mountain to alert police.
Ten members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team carried him off the mountain. He sustained a number of injuries including a dislocated hip and is thought to have fallen during the ordeal. “You couldn’t see about 6ft in front of you,” said Charlotte. “It was so windy the direction of the wind probably changed where our voices were coming from. It as awful.
“We’re really grateful to everyone. It’s been amazing.”
His owners have set up a Facebook page to raise funds for the mountain rescue team at www.facebook.com/jacksmountainrescue.