Firefighters rescue dog and fox trapped underground in Sheffield sewer

A dog and fox were rescued by firefighters after getting trapped underground in a Sheffield sewer.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 29 November, 2018, 08:14

The animals were trapped in a 50 metre long, five metre deep sewer close to a children's playground on Cary Road, Manor.

Firefighters rescued a dog and a fox trapped in a Sheffield sewer

They were rescued yesterday afternoon by firefighters who used specialist equipment to pinpoint the exact location of the animals.

In a Facebook post, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: 'Amazing work by Parkway red watch firefighters who used every ounce of perseverance to rescue a dog and a fox from a 50 metre long, five metre deep sewer in Sheffield.

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Firefighters rescued a dog and a fox trapped in a Sheffield sewer

'After traditional methods failed, they used special listening equipment usually reserved for urban search and rescue situations like earthquakes to find the animals, dig a hole and bring them to safety.

'Both animals were handed over to the RSPCA and taken to a vets.

'The dog was fine and was sent to be re-homed. The fox was fine too and was released back into the wild in a safer location.'

Firefighters were alerted to the trapped animals at around 1pm yesterday but it is believed that they had been in the sewer since the previous night.