The dog owner was walking her pets in Nant Gwernol, near Abergynolowyn, when one of the dogs, a very small schnauzer, fell a considerable distance into a stream gully. She initially feared the dog had been killed by the fall, but when the dog started making noises she went to seek help.
As the rope team assembled, a team volunteer met with the dog walker to assess the site where the dog was trapped. From his knowledge of the area he realised that he could access the stream bed higher up, and for the price of a few boot-fulls of water, could reach the dog without rope access. The dog was duly recovered, largely unharmed by the experience, and reunited with a relieved owner.