Fire crews rescue German Shepherd from 10ft deep manhole at former Cambridgeshire air base

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Fire engine - Credit: Archant

Crews manning the Cambridgeshire fire service during a four day strike by firefighters rescued a German Shepherd which had fallen down a manhole.

Firefighters were called at 2.30pm today to the former RAF Upwood base where the year old dog was trapped inside the man.

“The manhole was 4ft by 3ft wide and 10 ft deep,” said a fire service spokesman.

“The crew used specialist equipment to hoist the dog out of the hole safely by 3.27pm. The dog was fine and the owner was extremely grateful for the crews’ help.”

Elsewhere today at 11.23am one fire engine attended a bin fire in Bridge Street, Wisbech. They extinguished it with a hose reel by 11.44am. The cause was accidental.


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At 1.38pm one fire engine attended a special rescue where two children had become stuck in a swing in a play park in Longstanton. Crews released them by 2.05pm.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 11 false alarms during the day. .

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The strike continues until 6pm on Tuesday, Nov 4.

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