When a Labrador retriever went exploring under a house in Clarkston he got more of an adventure than he probably expected. On a recent afternoon, DeKalb County Fire Rescue responded to a call from College Avenue in Clarkston, reporting that a dog was trapped under a house.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered that an approximately 45-pound dog had gone under a ranch-style house, where it had fallen into an abandoned well that was approximately 4 feet by 4 feet and 15 feet deep.
The firefighters then had to figure out the best way to rescue the animal without endangering either the firefighters or the dog.
A rope system was built and firefighters wearing full protective gear and breathing apparatus were lowered into the hole, where the dog, who appeared to be breathing without difficulty, was entrapped. It took between an hour and a half and two hours to reach, secure and raise the dog to the surface. The dog was then reunited with its owner.
The lab received no serious injuries and after a picture-perfect moment with DeKalb County Firefighters, the dog was taken by his owner to a local animal hospital.