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Fire Crews Stage Dramatic Rescue to Save Dog from Drowning


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A dog has been saved in an exhausting rescue effort after it spent nearly two hours trapped under a southeast Wichita bridge in rising flood waters.

Firemen were called after a man’s 100 lb. lab mix fell into the water and became trapped under a ledge, and immediately went to work trying to locate the dog when they arrived.

Photojournalist Travis Heying was on the scene. Employed by the Wichita Eagle, Heying expected a routine photo shoot when things took a very dramatic turn. The pictures below are from a series of tweets he sent, and offer a close-up look at a heroic effort to save the stranded canine, who was eventually freed after crews cut away the ledge with a hydraulic saw.

Local news affiliate WKSN had a camera rolling at the scene.