Officials said that firefighters in Portland, Oregon saved a 14-year old dog from a manhole 23 feet deep on Friday.
Tess, a Labrador retriever named Tess, fell into an open hole near Southeast 9th Avenue and Lambert Street at 10:10 a.m. in city’s Sellwood neighborhood. Portland Fire and Rescue reported.
Fire officials stated that Environmental Services had taken the manhole cover off to inspect storm drains after the uninformed pup fell.
Linda and Larry Beutler, Tess’s owners, explained how Tess fell in the hole to KGW TV.
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Larry Beutler stated that she just walked up expecting a treat, and then just disappeared. “So that was quite shocking.”
was dropped into the manhole by a firefighter to help Tess. Tess was strapped in a harness by a firefighter and then a pulley system was used for lifting her up onto the street.
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According to the station, the rescue took about an hour. Officials claimed that Tess was not hurt by the incident. She fell from the manhole because of a pile of leaves, debris and other materials.
Linda Beutler said to the station that Tess was saved by firefighters who are “heroes.”
Another pup was saved off the coast Long Beach, California by beachgoers who saw the dog in distress in the Pacific Ocean.
Chase McColl, a Long Beach Fire Department marine safety officer, leapt into action and set out on a paddleboard for Tofu to rescue her. She safely reunited Tofu with her owner.
McColl stated that he met the owner for the first-time today and that they are extremely grateful and happy to have been able to rescue their dog and bring him back home. McColl spoke during an interview with “America Reports.”