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These 3 beagle puppies were rescued from a mineshaft ... but one is still missing

One of their siblings is still down the mineshaft this morning — but it’s hoped he’ll come out of his own accord.

THREE BEAGLE PUPPIES were rescued from a disused mine in West Cork yesterday — and while one of their siblings remains missing this morning, it’s hoped he’ll be able to find his way out of his own accord later.

The incident unfolded at a disused mine shaft between Leap and Glandore in west Cork yesterday afternoon.

The Toe Head Coast Guard team was tasked with rescuing the stricken pups.

They managed to retrieve three by climbing down the 80ft shaft and bringing them to the surface using a bucket and rope.

However, another pup was spooked by all the activity, and ran further underground.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this morning, a Coast Guard staff members at Valentia said they were hoping the puppy would be found later.

“If he found a way in, the hope is he’ll find a way back out.”

“The owner will be back at the scene this morning.”

Further attempts could be made again later to rescue the Beagle.

All photos: Toe Head Coast Guard/Facebook

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