Man’s best FRIENDS! Labrador runs off to get help while golden retriever stays with owner, 71, who collapsed on walk in the Lake District in ‘amazing’ double rescue attempt

  • Golden retriever and black Labrador hailed as ‘amazing’ dogs after intervention 
  • Pair sprang into action as owner collapsed on walk in Braithwaite How, Keswick
  • One rushed off and barked at nearby walker, while other lay beside the man, 71   
  • Keswick Mountain Rescue team quick to heap praise on the remarkable pets 

Two ‘amazing’ dogs proved they really were man’s best friend as they worked together to save their owner who had collapsed while walking in the Lake District.

A 71-year-old man, who has not been identified, was walking his golden retriever and black Labrador on Braithwaite How, near Keswick, when he suffered an ‘apparent seizure’ on Saturday morning.    

But, his loyal pets sprang into action as they worked together to raise the alarm in an extraordinary double rescue attempt. 

Eyewitnesses said the black Labrador ‘incredibly’ rushed towards a nearby walker, barking and gesturing at her to follow back to the owner.

Meanwhile, his golden retriever was found lying beside the unconscious man, at which point the woman dialed 999 for help.

Keswick mountain rescue team hailed the ‘amazing’ pets and the passer-by for their potentially life-saving intervention.

The man’s loyal pets, a golden retriever and black Labrador, (pictured above) sprang into action as they worked together to raise the alarm in an extraordinary double rescue attempt on Braithwaite How, near Keswick on Saturday

Keswick mountain rescue team hailed the ‘amazing’ pets and the passer-by for their potentially life-saving intervention after the 71-year-old man collapsed

A spokesperson for Keswick Mountain Rescue said: ‘Incredibly one of his dogs ran after the passing walker barking to get her attention and tried to get her to return, which she duly did. She found the other dog lying by the unconscious man.

‘She phoned 999 for assistance and by the time the team had arrived the man had regained consciousness, and after an assessment by a team medic he was able to walk down the hill to an awaiting ambulance.

‘Many thanks to the passing walker and the amazing dogs.’

The man was then taken to hospital for further check ups. 

Twelve members of Keswick MRT were involved in the rescue, which took approximately an hour after rescuers were scrambled at around 11.30am. 

After the rescue, Dian Ross, the man’s wife, thanked the passer-by and stressed it was the ‘amazing dogs’ whose remarkable actions had been so impressive.  

Social media users resonated with the ‘heart warming’ tale and were also quick to heap praise on the faithful and ‘fantastic’ pets

Social media users were also quick to heap praise on the faithful and ‘fantastic’ pets.    

Writing on Instagram, @kelrows said: ‘Amazing this story. Well done everyone and the dogs.’

@Baumelizabeth added: ‘Wow! Fantastic dogs and so heartwarming. Well done to everyone.’ 

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