A U.K. woman is safe and sound after falling into a ravine thanks to her pet cat.
Officers were searching for the 83-year-old woman after she’d gone missing near her home on Saturday, according to a Facebook post from the Bodmin Police.
One of her neighbors noticed that the elderly woman’s cat, named Piran, was persistently meowing, trying to bring attention to the corner of a large maize field near the woman’s home.
It didn’t take long for Tamar Longmuir, 38, to locate her elderly neighbor once she followed Piran’s lead, she told Sky News.
“The cat is very attached to her, and he was going back and forth in the gateway and meowing, so I decided to go and search the maize field,” Longmuir said.
당국에 따르면, the elderly woman had fallen about 70 feet down a steep embankment toward a ravine. The terrain was “엄청나게 어렵다 [에게] access and uneven.”
Longmuir explained that, since she couldn’t walk down the embankment, she had to shout downhill to see if her neighbor was alright.
스토리를 놓치지 마세요. 사람들의 무료 일간 뉴스레터 PEOPLE이 제공하는 최고의 최신 정보를 유지하기 위해, 흥미진진한 유명인 뉴스부터 흥미진진한 스토리까지.
“Just as I was going to go off the path and start going through the crop, I heard a very faint response to my calling. I then quickly realized my neighbor was down the 70-foot ravine,” she told Sky News. “She had gone through the barbed wire and was laying in the stream — we think she had been in there for hours.”
Water rescue specialists were called in for assistance, and the elderly woman was “hoisted back up to the field on a stretcher via line rescue.”
She was taken to the hospital, where she remains stable and “좋은 기운으로” 사건 이후, police added.
당국, neighbors, and the elderly woman are all thankful to Piran for saving the day.
“Without the cat waiting at the gate to that field, it could have been hours later that I or anyone else would have checked in there,” Longmuir said.