Rescuers Descend Into A 40-Feet-Deep Sinkhole to Save A Goldie
Firefighters from Florida showed they are true heroes by saving a Golden Retriever.
The firefighters got ladders and a little bit of bacon and rescued a goldie named Sammy who was trapped 35–40 feet deep in a sinkhole.
This morning Alachua County Fire Rescue and High Springs Fire Department responded to a report of a dog stuck in a sink hole that recently opened up in his families back yard. ACFR's Technical Rescue team, High Springs Fire, and the ACFR UAS Drone team arrived on scene to find a golden retriever named Sammy trapped about 35 – 40 feet down the sinkhole. The ACFR UAS Drone provided reconnesence and over watch while ACFR Lieutenant Brian Ferguson utilized both ladders and rope equipment to safely enter the sinkhole, earn Sammy's trust, and remove him safely. Although a bit nervous, Sammy was removed without injury and is now happy and home with his family!This is the second sinkhole rescue ACFR and HSFD have preformed in the last few days. Due the the continuous rains recently, sinkholes are becoming more and more common. #MYACFR High Springs Fire DepartmentVideo credit – ACFR UAS
Gepostet von Alachua County Fire Rescue am Montag, 14. September 2020
The one firefighter who was sent down to save the puppy was Lt. Brian Furgeson. According to the firefighers Sammy was trapped below after the sinkhole formed in his family’s backyard.
“Although a bit nervous, Sammy was removed without injury and is now happy and home with his family!” the fire department writes.
Sammy’s liberation from the giant hole was the fire department’s second sinkhole rescue in several days after continuous rains in north-central Florida.