Wednesday 21 August 2019

Firefighters use circular saw to free dog buried alive under concrete patio

The dog had reportedly been digging nearby when it got itself trapped under the concrete.

(Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department/PA)
(Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department/PA)

By Alistair Mason, PA

A dog that had become trapped under a concrete patio was cut free by firefighters.

The family pet reportedly found its way under the patio in Perris, California, on Monday while digging a hole nearby, but became trapped and was unable to navigate its way out again.

Video posted by the Riverside County Fire Department shows firefighters using a circular saw to cut into the patio, before carefully manoeuvring the dog out of the hole.

The force wrote in a Facebook post: “Firefighters responded to a residence on Warbonnett Drive in Perris for reports of a dog stuck underneath the patio. Firefighters arrived on scene & confirmed the family dog was stuck approximately 8 to 9 feet back underneath a concrete patio.

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(CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department)

“After carefully cutting a section out of the patio, firefighters were able to safely remove the dog from underneath & return him to his family!”

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