Streator, Illinois dog rescue: Golden retriever stuck in sinkhole nearly 24 hours removed by firefighters | Video

STREATTOR, Ill. – A golden retriever in Streator, Illinois is safely home with his owner after a hectic weekend.

She was trapped in a sink hole for nearly a day before being rescued, and it was all caught on camera, WEEK reported.

Firefighters in Streator, which is located in LaSalle and Livingston counties, said a man’s morning walk with his dog in a park on Saturday quickly took a turn when his dog sensed something was wrong. was not going.

After leading its owner down a hole, they found a trapped golden retriever.

“This dog had fallen into a 5-foot hole, which I understand has been missing for about 24 hours,” Streator Fire Chief Fred McClellan said.

The missing dog’s name is Macy.

When firefighters arrived, they tried to get Macy out with a ladder, but the older dog couldn’t climb it.

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McClellan then entered the hole himself, wrapping a strap around herself, so the rescue team could pull her out.

It took some maneuvering because of the unstable ground.

“If you can see me falling. It’s because the ground started breaking on my foot below, so I ran through the hole to catch it, then it crumbled again. Luckily my engineer Tim Redd was able to finish removing the dog safely,” he said.

Once Macy was free, she was a bit shaken.

But, after reuniting with her owner, she was in a much better mood.

“The owner got really muddy from the dog,” McClellan said.

Streator firefighters want pet owners to know, if they find themselves in a similar situation, to call the fire department for help.


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