Four dogs escaped a dramatic fall into a pothole unharmed after a rescue mission from the emergency services, mountain rescue and members of the public. 

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Arncliffe, near Grassington, at around 11.15am on Thursday (September 7), following reports that four dogs had fallen into a pothole and got stuck.

Mountain rescue teams and animal rescue experts arrived on the scene, where they were greeted by three of the dogs, who had been saved by gamekeepers.

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Crews carried out a joint assessment of the situation with Mountain Rescue teams to establish a plan of action.

According to the North Yorkshire fire logs "whilst these discussions were taking place two males entered the pothole, against the advice of emergency services, and rescued the dog.

The log added: "Crews stood by as a precautionary measure until both men and the dog had exited the pot hole unharmed."