The Technical Rescue Team (TRT) of the South Walton Fire District responded to a complaint in Paxton, Florida, about a dog that had fallen into a 15-foot deep hole.
They came on the site right away to help Walton County Fire Rescue pull the fearful puppy out safely.
Because the area was so small, they had to use a gas monitor to check the air quality to make sure it was safe to enter. Once the area had been cleared, firefighters used a ladder to reach the rescuer and tied a safety line to him.
The firefighter slowly made his way down the hole until he was able to reach the dog, after which he constructed a safety belt for the dog out of webbing.
“Come on, girl,” firefighters kept shouting. Come on, love!” exclaimed the savior as he returned up the ladder with the dog, who was ecstatic to see the rescuers. The SWFD team assisted the fireman and his dog in passing through the narrow aperture.
Fortunately, this dog’s story ended happily, as he was reunited with his family.
Fortunately, the dog appeared to be healthy and uninjured despite being stranded in the hole. Walton County Animal Control examined him and found him to be in good health.
After that, Walton County Public Works arrived on the site to plug the hole in order to prevent something like this from happening again.
The entire rescue was captured on video, which South Walton Fire District shared on Facebook.
“We are grateful to have been a part of this joyful ending and applaud the responding agencies’ competent and timely work,” they added.
Watch the rescue in the video below: