Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department
Kelli Bender
August 25, 2016 01:13 PM

His name is Sam, but it should be Lucky.

On Tuesday, the blind and deaf Cocker Spaniel fell down a well 40 feet deep near his home in Calvert Country, Maryland, that was open due to repairs in the area.

According to The Washington Post, the Prince Fredrick Volunteer Firefighter Team responded to the call about the disabled dog in a desperate situation and immediately went to work.

When the crew arrived on the scene, they were relieved to find the 11-year-old pup alive and out of the water. Sam’s owner had dropped a ladder down the well prior to the crew’s arrival, giving the dog something to climb up and away from the well’s bottom.

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department
Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department

“He managed to hold himself up on the ladder and the side of the wall and stay out of the water,” Deputy Chief Jason Sharpe said.

Sam’s rescuers set up a rope system and lowered a firefighter down the well to pluck the distressed dog from the ladder and into his arms. The pair were lifted back up to ground level without incident.

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department
Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department

Because of the crew’s quick work, the dog was only in the well for 30 minutes and suffered no injuries from the incident.

“Very rarely do we get calls like this,” Sharpe said. “He fell 40 feet and was okay. It could have been worse.”

 

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