In order to avoid unnecessary risk to Team volunteers, the rescue was deferred until first thing the following morning, when 10 members of the Team made their way up to the quarry. A rope system was created at the top of the workings allowing a rescuer to be lowered down to the ledge where Mac was patiently waiting. He was loaded into a purpose built bag, and the pair were lowered down to the quarry floor.
Mac was unscathed by his adventure, and made his way directly to his grateful owner, pausing only for a quick detour back to his rescuer in the full knowledge that there were still biscuits in his pocket.
Everyone was safely down off the hill by 11:00 a.m.