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Firefighters rescue dog from 10-foot mine shaft in Porthtowan

By on October 3, 2021 0

Firefighters rescued a dog that fell into a mine shaft in Porthtowan yesterday afternoon (October 2).

Specialized teams from Tolvaddon attended the scene after receiving reports that the dog had fallen.

Teams used a safety system to lower a firefighter 10 feet to save the dog.

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Fortunately, the animal was rescued and found its owner.

A fire service statement reads: “Specialized line rescue teams from Tolvaddon responded to a call to a dog which had descended into a gallery and then fell into a mine shaft.

“The firefighters used a safe working system to lower a firefighter 10 feet into the mine shaft and save the dog.

“The animal was recovered unharmed and returned to its owner.”

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