SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) — Crews in San Luis Obispo County have rescued a 200-pound Mastiff dog that fell into a 20-foot deep backyard sinkhole.
Capt. Damien Juarez of Calfire and San Luis Obispo fire department, says crews hoisted the hefty dog to safety around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.READ MORE: No Injuries After Gunman Opens Fire At Shake Shack In Canoga Park
Officials say the dog’s owner reported that the animal had fallen into the hole in the backyard of the home in the Nipomo area shortly before 9 p.m. Friday. The hole is approximately 20-feet deep and 3-feet wide.
Juarez says the county’s Technical Rescue Team and fire crews lowered a rescuer into the hole who placed a harness on the dog and then the crews pulled it up.READ MORE: Pelinka Says All Lakers Players Will Be Fully Vaccinated By Season Opener
He says the animal was barking during the operation, but doesn’t have an update on its condition. A veterinarian was at the scene.
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