A north-east search and rescue helicopter found a missing dog perched on the edge of a precarious ledge in the Cairngorms.
During a training run, the Inverness-based helicopter spotted the dog, believed to be called Ben, on a 200ft ledge at Stag Rocks, near Loch Avon.
The team were able to winch down to the snowy cliff face and bring the dog up.
Looking a little exhausted by his orderal, the dog was taken to the “warmth and safety” of Glenmore Lodge.
Footage from the helicopter shows a white dot in the snowy rocks.
The crew is then seen bringing the snow covered dog back to safety.
Here's a happy Ben 🐶 walking around after his 48 hour ordeal stranded in terrible weather in the #Cairngorms. Rescued whilst the Inverness Coastguard helicopter crew were out on essential winter training! #allsafe #trainingmatters pic.twitter.com/smCQinttQZ
— Maritime&Coastguard (@MCA_media) March 13, 2019
The actions of the team have already been praised on social media, with one person writing “Ben is back ok with Ian and Fiona”.
This mornings’ training in the #Cairngorms took an unexpected turn when we spotted a missing dog perched on a precarious ledge at #StagRocks #LochAvon! We were able to winch him onboard before taking him to the warmth & safety of @glenmorelodge @MCA_media #InvernessSAR 🚁 🐶 🏔 pic.twitter.com/bg8wf21tBV
— Rob Glendinning (@glendog74) March 13, 2019