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Dog Rescued from Drainage Pipe by Firefighters and Utility Workers

A 4-year-old Basset Hound named “Nina” was rescued from a North Seattle drainage pipe thanks to the efforts of Seattle Firefighters and Seattle Public Utilities Workers.

At 11:33 a.m. on February 7, the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from a concerned dog owner after his pet crawled 30 feet inside a drainage pipe located in the 12800 block of Corliss Avenue North. The four firefighters on Engine Company 24 arrived and worked with the dog owner to try and coax the Bassett Hound out of the culvert.

Next, firefighters dug through several feet of soil and made a hole in the middle of the pipe in order to lift the dog out of her predicament. Seattle Public Utilities crews responded and used a camera mounted on a remote vehicle to coax the dog toward the hole in the pipe.

After spending more than 90 minutes stuck, firefighters were able to pull “Nina” from the hole they made and reunite the happy dog with her owner.