Dog rescued from well

Firefighters from our Urban Search and Rescue team and Saffron Walden Fire Station have been thanked after rescuing Cora, a 3-year-old Patterdale Terrier, after she fell down a 30 metre well in Great Chesterford on Saturday.

Crews were called at 5:05pm to Park Road, Great Chesterford after Cora had been chasing game on the farm and ran into a disused building where she fell down a well. 

She’d fallen around 30 metres into the well. When crews arrived and monitored the oxygen levels in the well, they were dangerously low. 

Firefighters worked to ventilate the well and light up the scene so that specially trained firefighters from our Urban Search and Rescue team could begin the complicated rope rescue. 

Using ropes to lower a firefighter into the well, crews were able to safely rescue Cora, who thankfully was unharmed during the incident. 

She was reunited with her owner and checked over by a vet.

Station Manager Kev Jenner said: “I cannot praise the crews enough for this complicated rescue. The teamwork, dedication and professionalism was outstanding. We’re so glad Cora was rescued safely and completely unharmed.”

Incident number
Park Road, Great Chesterford
5.05pm - 03 February 2024