It took five hours for firefighters to rescue Lucy the dog

By Kelli Bender
April 04, 2017 03:53 PM
Credit: LA County Fire Dept

Dogs, known for being especially adept at sensing small boys stuck in wells, make mistakes too.

On Sunday, a canine accidentally clambered into a 30-foot well and became stuck. Thankfully the dog wasn’t trapped in the darkness for long. According to KTLA 5, a team of firefighters responded to the call about the pup’s predicament and arrived at Malibu, California’s Escondido Canyon Park to help.

Acting swiftly, the team constructed a pulley to carefully hoist the dog out of the well. The job took five hours to complete, but at the end of the day, the dog named Lucy was back above ground and unharmed.

While the firefighters didn’t have details about how Lucy ended up 30 feet underground, they did use the rescue as an opportunity to remind dog owners to keep their pets on a leash at all times outside, especially during hikes.