Daisy is unlikely to be a saint among her peers, but at least ...

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Daisy is unlikely to be a saint among her peers, but at least she’s safe

It took a team five hours to rescue a St Bernard from the UK’s Lake District after she became distressed

Craig Simpson

St Bernards are seen as the saviours of ill-fated Alpine climbers, bounding to their aid with a barrel of restorative brandy around their necks.

However, on Scafell Pike in the UK’s Lake District, those roles were reversed for a St Bernard in distress, as mountain rescue teams were called to save stranded Daisy, who collapsed while descending England’s highest peak and showed signs of pain in her rear legs.

Taking advice from local vets, a mountain rescue team responded to a police call-out to retrieve Daisy before nightfall and bad weather descended on Scafell...

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