A miracle dog cheated death TWICE when it fell 60ft onto a railway line and crawled to safety seconds before a train hurtled past.
Fourteen-month-old Major plunged off a railway bridge during a walk at around 3pm on Monday (11/9).
The South African Mastiff broke its thigh bone in the fall but managed to crawl on its belly to the side of the track moments before a train came past.
Major was being taken out by a professional dog walker when it fell onto the railway line in Malvern, Worcs.
Owner Charlotte Townsend, 27, rushed Major to a nearby vets who operated on the mutt’s thigh bone at a cost of £4,500.
Seven-months pregant Charlotte, from Malvern, said: “He’s a very lucky boy, and we were hugely relieved when the vet said that he would be ok.
“Major is still at an age when he loves to run around, and he can be very hard to control because of his size.
“They were playing around on the common, and something caught his attention.
“Once he gets going, he’s impossible to stop.
“It’s like an unmovable force.
“He must have gone right to the top of the bridge, and then somehow managed to climb to the top of the wall and fall down on to the tracks.
“Clearly he had injured himself.
“The dog walker’s partner attempted to come and help him, but because he’s so big it’s very hard to move him over.
“He was on there for about two minutes, and then the train came towards him.
“In the end I think Major must have seen it, because he was able to crawl away, just as the train went passed him.
“Given how far he had fallen – and falling onto a train track – he’s lucky we have come away with a fractured thigh.
“When the walker called to tell me what had happened, I couldn’t believe it.
“My partner Kei and I rushed straight over to see what had happened, and then he went straight to the vets.
“When we got there, he was trapped behind a fence, and a National Rail employee had to come and help him out.
“It’s a miracle that he came out of it ok, because it could have been a horrific accident.
“He’s had to have quite a significant operation on his thigh bone, but the vets think that he should be back to normal fairly soon.
“It’s a miracle he survived, not once but twice.”