South Walton Fire District’s Technical Rescue Team (TRT) reacted to a call in Paxton, Florida, regarding a dog that had fallen into a 15-foot deep hole.
They immediately arrived on scene to aid the Walton Region Fire Rescue in obtaining the frightened puppy out safely.
Since the space was tight, they needed to assess the air quality with a gas monitor to make sure it was safe to enter. Once it was removed, firefighters used a ladder and attached a safety line to the rescuer.
The firefighter carefully made his way down the hole until he was able to grab the dog, after that used webbing to build the canine a safety harness.
Firefighters kept saying “Come on, girl. Come on, sweetheart!” as the rescuer came back up the ladder with the dog, who was very friendly and pleased to see the rescuers. The SWFD staff assisted the fireman and dog get through the tiny opening.
Thankfully, this dog got a pleased ending and was reunited with his family.
Luckily, despite being stuck in the hole, the canine appeared healthy and unhurt. He was assessed by Walton Region Animal Control and was just fine.
Walton Region Public Works then showed up on scene to fill the hole to avoid something like this happening again in the future.
The whole rescue was caught on video, which was published on Facebook by South Walton Fire Area.
“We are very grateful to have actually been a part of this pleased ending and appreciate the professional and fast work of all responding agencies,” they wrote.