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Source: New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Sergeant Mark Kirkwood, O/C West Coast Police Search and Rescue.

A man and his dog who became stuck in a cave close to Limestone Track, Marsden, Grey District, this afternoon have been extracted by CaveSAR.

The 49-year-old and dog are safe and well.

“It’s crucial to be prepared when going into bush, the West Coast has numerous caves and mineshafts,” says Sergeant Mark Kirkwood, OC Search & Rescue West Coast.

“It’s important to keep an eye on the weather, wear appropriate clothing and make sure to you are with a companion.

“Police would like to thank volunteers who showed up at short notice.

“Thankfully this incident had a happy ending.”

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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