Nick raises £1k after fire crew saves dog
A PUB landlord has helped to raise £1,000 for the Firefighters' Charity as thanks for the efforts of crews who rescued his pet dog from a mineshaft.
Firefighters from Camborne Community Fire Station recovered Maddie, a three-year-old rottweiler owned by Nick Lake, landlord of the Countryman Inn in Piece.
Maddie fell 80ft down the shaft near Bowling Green in Carnkie while out walking with her owner in May.
She spent 23 hours treading freezing water in the shaft until she was found by Mr Lake. He called the fire service and they pulled her free.
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Mr Lake said: "I can't thank them enough, the 19 firemen turned out during the incident.
"I can't think of anywhere else in the world where they would muster such resources to rescue a dog. I was so touched."
The money was raised during the pub's weekly raffles and quiz.
Santander bank branch in Camborne is match-funding the donation, giving the charity a total of £2,000.
Mr Lake also put on a special Sunday lunch at his pub for the firefighters to thank the crew, who took their rescue tender and other equipment to highlight the perils of drink-driving and offer road safety information during their visit.