Fire crew rescues dog trapped underground in Preston park

An adventurous dog required a rescue operation after it became trapped underground in a Preston park.

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 5:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:00 pm
Haslam Park

Fire crews were called to Haslam Park around 2.30pm on Saturday after the pet's owner reported it had disappeared down a hole.

The Jack Russell had managed to get stuck in the foundations within the remains of a former park building.

Officers were on the scene for an hour digging a route out for the stranded canine.

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And shortly after it was reunited with its relieved owner.

A fire service spokesman said: "Somehow it had gone down the small hole, probably chasing rabbits, and couldn't make its way back out.

"We could hear the barking from underground and were able to excavate a nearby section so we could release it."