By Federico Cornetto

A team of rescuers have saved the lives of seven goats who became stuck on a 2000-metre-high cliff.

Alpine rescue specialists from Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico Piemontese reached the herd which was stuck on a tight ledge on the side of a mountain near Lago di Malciaussia, Turin, Italy, on October 26.

With the help of ropes and specialist equipment, the team managed to bring the animals to safety at the bottom of the rock face.

The video of the operation, which has reached thousands of views online, shows the dramatic moment the rescuers lowered themselves down the cliff, each of them carrying one of the goats.

Simone Bobbio, a spokesperson for Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico Piemontese, said: “The goats had been stuck on the ledge for over 15 days.

“When we reached them, we found that one of them had passed away, but we were able to save five of them, while the last one managed to descend the cliff by itself.”