Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simonstown station commander, said; “At 13h37 on 2 January 2012, NSRI Simonstown volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request by Metro EMS control to investigate eye-witness reports of a dog suspected to be trapped on a cliff on the mountainside above Glencairn, near Simonstown.
“An NSRI team were dispatched to investigate and on arrival on-scene found the dog about 30 meters up the mountain, perched on a cliff, appearing to be trapped on a barely accessible ledge.
“An NSRI team of rescuers hiked up the mountain and were able to reach the dog, a Husky, which appeared glad to accompany the rescue team out of its predicament. NSRI rescuers carried the dog down the mountain.
“The dog, Maddox, owners were contacted from information on the dogs collar and they were extremely happy to hear that their dog had been found and rescued and they came to collect their dog which is blind and which apparently went missing out of their garden on old years day. The owners had tried desperately throughout New Years Eve to try to find their dog.
“It appears that the blind dog had negotiated the mountainside until it could proceed no further and was unable to see its way out of its predicament.”