Praise for Norfolk rescue teams after trapped dog was saved

Crews rescue puppy from under slabs of concrete at Whittington.

Crews rescue puppy from under slabs of concrete at Whittington. - Credit: Archant

Rescue teams have been praised after they helped rescue a dog which had got stuck under slabs of concrete.

A fire crew from Methwold and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team were called to Whittington, between Brandon and Downham Market, at just before 5.45pm on Wednesday to attend a dog trapped under some concrete.

On arrival, they discovered the small terrier puppy had got herself trapped under a large pile of broken concrete which was balanced in such a way that the wrong move could have been disastrous.

Crews used enhanced hydraulic rescue equipment and small gear with the assistance of a teleporter to move enough of the slabs of concrete and release the dog.

The dog has been reunited with her family and is now safe and well.

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A Norfolk USAR spokesman said: 'The incident was an excellent example of the skills USAR have in search and rescue and the local knowledge in being able to arrange the help of the teleporter by Methwold. Well done to all involved.'

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