AN Aberdeen dog that spent three days trapped underground has been rescued and reunited with his owner.

Bear – a Cavapoo – got stuck down what is thought to be a fox or rabbit hole in Aberdeen when out with owner Dasha Samatoina.

An online appeal was launched to find equipment, drones and experienced climbers in a bid to find the lost pooch.

A number of specialist teams were involved in the search, including the fire and rescue service.

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Private companies including Cji Drone Services, Diamond Drainage Aberdeen and No 1 Drains Aberdeen also helped with the search.

The dog is now being checked at the vet.

In an online post, Samatoina said: “It’s been an emotional three days with my Cavapoo Bear missing and stuck underground.

“It’s been incredible how everyone came together and offered their support, and get an amazing team of people together in a matter of 30 minutes onwards.

“Honestly, without everyone’s help he would never have been found and reunited alive with me.”