Jack Russell somehow ends up on a ledge while making break for freedom

This mischievous dog made a bold break for freedom – but it didn’t exactly go to plan.

Max the Jack Russell ended up stranded on a ledge two floors up after slipping out the window of his home in west London.

However, despite his precarious position, Max ended up being rescued by a fire crew from Paddington who were called to the building in Maida Vale.

Dog stuck up a ledge
Max caused a stir when he ended up stranded on a ledge two floors up (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

London Fire Brigade posted a photo on Twitter that showed Max patiently waiting as firefighters launched the rescue mission, with other members of the crew ready to catch up on the ledge below.

Crew manager Sean Sloan said: ‘It seems Max managed to climb out of the window and then realised he couldn’t turn round on the ledge and was well and truly stuck.

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‘We don’t know exactly how long he’d been up there, but it was at least half an hour.

‘The owner was very distressed but we got him down and Max was fine – in fact he seemed to be quite pleased with all the attention he was getting.

‘While we rescued Max on this occasion as he was in a very precarious position and we wouldn’t have wanted his owner to risk her safety, we would always encourage people to phone the RSPCA in the first instance if they see an animal in distress.

‘If the RSPCA require our assistance, they will call us and we are happy to assist with our specialist equipment.’

The brigade was called at 7.30pm on Monday, and Max had been safely rescued by 8pm.