'Underdog' rescued from Big Hole

2013-11-23 14:25

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A dog which had fallen into Kimberley's Big Hole in the Northern Cape has been rescued.

"The dog has been rescued, it is on the surface and it will be assessed," said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

She said the rescue team worked for five hours to save the dog.

The hashtag #Underdog was used during the rescue operation.

Earlier, Jackson said rigs had been erected to help stabilise the operation.

"A rescue team of seven will go down. They will stabilise one another and provide support.

"Only one person will go down the final couple of metres and rescue the dog," she said.

The depth of the hole was equivalent to the height of a 50-storey building.

On Friday, ER24's Christo Venter said the dog had been trapped for a couple of days.

"The dog had been swimming around in an attempt to find a way out and fortunately found a ledge to rest at, which probably saved him thus far," he said.

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