BOSTON (WHDH) – Rescue teams were able to free a dog that got stuck in a waste pipe in a Boston park following a lengthy recovery effort Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters who responded to Millennium Park in West Roxbury after 2 p.m. used a camera to attempt to locate the dog, named Hubert, inside the pipe.
Video from SKY7 HD showed several firefighters gathered around a trench near a fence as they worked to save the animal.
Firefighters and utility crews spent two hours trying to get the husky dog out and hoisted it to safety shortly before 4:30 p.m.
“He’s a bit overweight like some of us,” one of the rescuers joked. “It’s a sixteen inch pipe, so when he goes forward he can’t go back. So we hit him in the back and the fire department managed to hoist him over the manhole.
The dog appeared unharmed as he trotted with his owners after the rescue operation.
“He’s a lucky dog,” Hubert’s owner said. “And we’re so lucky to live in this city and the city takes it seriously… unbelievable.”
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