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Maryland Firefighters Rescue Dog From Hole

by Amy Drew

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The dog was mired in mud, six feet down a hole, but the Anne Arundel County Fire Department made short work of the problem. Plus the dog was uninjured! Photo: Anne Arundel County Fire Department


In an impressive turn of events, people saved Lassie from a hole in the ground!

Just before noon on Saturday, Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to a call that a dog had fallen into an old septic hole.

The collie, named Siri, was down about 6 feet, trapped in the mud, which necessitated a rescuer being lowered into the hole to retrieve her.

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Siri was pretty muddy after the incident, but otherwise okay. Photo: Anne Arundel County Fire Department


A post on the department’s Facebook page read:

“Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, assisted by Annapolis City firefighters, successfully rescued a dog who had fallen into a sinkhole this morning in Woodland Beach. Around 11:50 this morning firefighters received the call reporting the 85-pound dog being stuck 6 feet down a hole measuring approximately two feet by two feet in the 2000 block of Shore Drive. Members of the Special Operations Confined Space Rescue Team successfully removed the apparently uninjured dog in about 90 minutes.”

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Siri looked pretty happy to be back up on the surface! Photo: Anne Arundel County Fire Department


Hopefully, this “Lassie” will return the favor should anyone else fall into a well nearby.