Dog that fell into 40 foot sinkhole rescued by fire department heroes

In Gainesville, Florida, a dog is happily wagging his tail after having been rescued from a 40 feet deep sink hole by the brave men of Alachua County Fire Rescue.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, the rescuers were called on Monday morning about a dog stuck in a deep hole. The sinkhole had been a stable depression on the property for several days before collapsing. Firefighters used an extension ladder and rope system to descend into the hole.

The uninjured dog was carried out successfully.

“This morning Alachua County Fire Rescue and High Springs Fire Department responded to a report of a dog stuck in a sink hole that recently opened up in his families back yard. ACFR’s Technical Rescue team, High Springs Fire, and the ACFR UAS Drone team arrived on scene to find a golden retriever named Sammy trapped about 35 – 40 feet down the sinkhole. The ACFR UAS Drone provided reconnesence and over watch while ACFR Lieutenant Brian Ferguson utilized both ladders and rope equipment to safely enter the sinkhole, earn Sammy’s trust, and remove him safely. Although a bit nervous, Sammy was removed without injury and is now happy and home with his family!

This is the second sinkhole rescue ACFR and HSFD have preformed in the last few days. Due the the continuous rains recently, sinkholes are becoming more and more common.”

Check out the video:

Animal Rescue 9-14-20

This morning Alachua County Fire Rescue and High Springs Fire Department responded to a report of a dog stuck in a sink hole that recently opened up in his families back yard. ACFR's Technical Rescue team, High Springs Fire, and the ACFR UAS Drone team arrived on scene to find a golden retriever named Sammy trapped about 35 – 40 feet down the sinkhole. The ACFR UAS Drone provided reconnesence and over watch while ACFR Lieutenant Brian Ferguson utilized both ladders and rope equipment to safely enter the sinkhole, earn Sammy's trust, and remove him safely. Although a bit nervous, Sammy was removed without injury and is now happy and home with his family!This is the second sinkhole rescue ACFR and HSFD have preformed in the last few days. Due the the continuous rains recently, sinkholes are becoming more and more common. #MYACFR High Springs Fire DepartmentVideo credit – ACFR UAS

Posted by Alachua County Fire Rescue on Monday, September 14, 2020

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