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.
The animals were trapped in a 50 metre long, five metre deep sewer close to a children's playground on Cary Road, Manor.
They were rescuedÂ yesterday afternoon by firefighters who used specialist equipment to pinpointÂ the exactÂ location of the animals.
In a Facebook post,Â South Yorkshire Fire and RescueÂ said: 'Amazing work by Parkway red watch firefighters who used every ounce of perseverance to rescue a dogÂ and a foxÂ from a 50 metre long, five metre deep sewer in Sheffield.
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'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 yesterdayÂ butÂ it is believed that they had been in the sewer since the previous night.