Bobby lapping up the love following dramatic rescue from Gimingham well

Bobby, the spaniel who was rescued from an 82ft well in Gimingham, pictured the day after his ordeal

Bobby, the spaniel who was rescued from an 82ft well in Gimingham, pictured the day after his ordeal. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

He is the plucky pooch who has a daring streak and defied the odds to survive two weeks trapped in a well.

The Dereham Urban Search and Rescue team rescue Bobby the dog from a well in Gimingham. Bobby is reu

The Dereham Urban Search and Rescue team rescue Bobby the dog from a well in Gimingham. Bobby is reunited with his owner Adrian Phillips thanks to, left to right, James Little, Scott Field, David Jackson, Adam Watts and John Linden.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

And now, after his ordeal, Bobby the cocker spaniel is lapping up all the attention from friends and relatives amazed at his miraculous adventures.

Two-year-old Bobby was at the centre of a two-hour rescue operation on Thursday evening when his yelps for help were heard from the bottom of a 82ft well in a field in Gimingham, near Cromer.

The pooch, who had been missing for two weeks, had become trapped in the well which had opened up metres away from where Bobby and his owners, Adrian and Sally Phillips, lived.

A relieved Mr Phillips, 64, said Bobby, who is now recuperating and being looked after by Gillian Attridge, in Southrepps, is already back to his normal self.


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He said: 'He has no signs of trauma at all.

'We have taken him to the vets and other than a red nose where he has been digging there are no signs of any injuries.

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'We think he was trapped for the two weeks because of the amount of weight he has lost. He has lost about 2kg. We think if he had not been trapped he would have made his way home somehow.'

He said Bobby was also getting lots of attention from people amazed to hear of his lucky escape.

He said: 'He has had lots of visitors. Bobby loves the attention. He is a people dog and so friendly.'

Do you have a story about an amazing animal rescue? Email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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