A poor dog is "lucky to be alive" after spending three days trapped 60 metres up a cliff.

Little Freya was rescued after three long days of being trapped in a mine in Cornwall.

The young dog was located in a mine in Gunnislake, close to the Devon border, by teams from Devon Cave Rescue Organisation (DCRO).

She was found in a "very precarious place" when teams made the decision to progress with the rescue mission, reports Cornwall Live.

Freya was discovered by a dog, Monty, after she had gone missing from her home on Sunday.

The cross-collie had fallen 10 metres in the Tamar Valley before her fall was stopped by a tree.

Little Freya was trapped for three days

Miraculously she survived and had no injuries apart from being severely dehydrated

John Whiteley, team leader of Devon Cave Rescue Organisation, said: "She’s a very lucky girl, and it is great to have a story with a happy ending.

"She originally went missing on the 26th of this month and family members had been searching the woods for three days looking for her.

"There had been various reports of whimpering and barking in the woods and there was concern she had fallen down one of the many mine shafts in the area," reports Metro.

Another dog named Monty found her trapped

A spokesperson posted to Facebook yesterday saying: "This afternoon DCRO were activated and successful in the rescue of a lovely young dog called Freya in a mine in the Tamar Valley.

"Upon arriving on scene it became apparent that Freya was trapped approx 60 meters up a cliff face in a very precarious place, due to the team already being on site and having the appropriate skill-set to carry out vertical rescues it was decided that we would progress with the rescue.

"Once rigged team member Joe Cartwright abseiled over to the ledge and secured Freya to the ledge where he then gave her some treats and water (and lots of scrubs behind the ears).

"Once secured, team member Rick Stewart then abseiled over to assist with loading her into a bag at which point Joe then abseiled her down to her awaiting humans."

"A big thanks to all the team members that responded and a special thanks to: Jon, Paul, Rick, Joe, Dave, and Bernard."

"And a shout out to Devon Lost Dog Search & Rescue CIC for highlighting the job."

BBC Radio Cornwall has reported that the dog was actually trapped for three days before volunteers were able to save her.