A Dog Let it’s Curiosity get the better of it, as the dog fell down into a septic tank on Tuesday In Palm Beach County.
The dog’s name was Shelly, the 11-year-old Delray Beach family’s pointer, stirred up the neighbourhood on election night when the 96-pound pooch fell into an open septic tank and prompted a rescue by Delray Beach Fire Rescue and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
The Septic tank hatch was left open because it was being repaired by a septic tank operator. Luckily most of the wet waste was sucked out before Shelly fell into the tank.
When the family found their beloved pooch, Shelly was sitting in feces, 6 feet below ground.
Rescue crews arrived a short time later. It was unclear if Shelley was hurt.
Crews quickly donned on their high Vis yellow protective suits, orange boots and a harness.
Emergency workers set up a tripod and winch system, which is typically used to rescue dogs. A worker descended into the tank and wrapped Shelley’s body in the harness, then attached it to the tripod.
Another worker manned a crank from above and hauled Shelly out of the hole.
Luckily Shelly appeared unharmed.
Tardis Have just employed a new Health and Safety Manager so accidents like this don’t occur when we perform a septic tank Emptying service