Surrey fire crews rescue dog that fell 15 metres into shaft

WATCH: Dog reunited with owner after being rescued from dredging shaft

Surrey Fire Department rescued a dog that had fallen 15 metres down a dredging shaft this afternoon.

Using a chest harness the department’s high-angle rescue team handled the rescue of Austin, who is a mid-sized pit bull, according to Surrey Fire Battalion Chief Gary McHarg.

Austin appeared to be in good health after firefighters brought him out of the shaft.

The canine was walking with its owner on sand that was dredged from the river when it fell down the shaft at 10600 Timberland Road, which is just off of the South Fraser Perimeter Road.


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