[2] SEARCH – Porthtowan, 01/01/2019 15:58 hrs

Not long after team members were back home from the safety cover on Brown Willy, we were called out on our first real job of 2019 after two aggressive dogs on leads were reported persistently barking at the top of a mine shaft near Porthtowan. There was sufficient reason to believe their owner of the dogs might have been missing, so the team were tasked to cover adjacent areas of the valley and also to investigate the shaft in question. As priority areas were covered and Police investigations continued it became apparent that these were most likely lost dogs, so resources were stood down.

It later transpired that the dogs had escaped from a local farm across the valley, but it’s always best to err on the side of caution.