Dog to be rescued from Kimberley's Big Hole

2013-11-23 10:16
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg -  A rescue team will abseil into Kimberley's Big Hole on Saturday to save a dog which has fallen down the hole, paramedics said.

Rigs have been erected to help stabilise the operation, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

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

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

Jackson said the rescue operation was expected to take up to four hours.

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

She said because of the distance and terrain it was not possible to throw food down to the dog.

On Friday, ER24's Christo Venter said the dog had been in the hole 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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