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Max the dog in dramatic rescue from ledge

Firefighters called out to save Jack Russell that had climbed out of the window

17 August, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Max on the ledge in Lanhill Road

FIREFIGHTERS had to save a Jack Russell after he got stuck on a ledge in Maida Vale.

Max was brought to safety by Paddington firefighters after they were called to Lanhill Road by a concerned neighbour at around 8pm on Tuesday.

One fire engine and an aerial ladder platform from Paddington were used in the rescue.

Crew manager Sean Sloan, who was at the scene, said: “It seems Max managed to climb out of the window and then realised he couldn’t turn round on the ledge and was well and truly stuck. We don’t know exactly how long he’d been up there, but it was at least half an hour.

“The owner was very distressed but we got him down and Max was fine – in fact he seemed to be quite pleased with all the attention he was getting. While we rescued Max on this occasion as he was in a very precarious position and we wouldn’t have wanted his owner to risk her safety, we would always encourage people to phone the RSPCA in the first instance if they see an animal in distress.”

He added: “If the RSPCA require our assistance, they will call us and we are happy to assist with our specialist equipment.”

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