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The rescue operation that freed a dog trapped underground for four days.
First, her owner hired a mechanical digger, then firefighters pitched in.
The full report from Sangeeta Kandola.
A Jack Russell was rescued after spending four days stuck in an underground drain pipe. Buckinghamshire Fire Service station manager Doug Gruchy said:
A dog has been rescued after spending four days trapped in an underground drainage tunnel in Buckinghamshire after the owner hired a digger to get her out.
The Jack Russell ran down the disused pipe in Dorney as the owner Gail Fraiser took her for a walk. Ms Fraiser called the RSPCA when Lulu failed to return. The animal charity advised her if the dog could be heard barking the likelihood was that she would find her way out.
However Ms Fraiser opted to hire a digger after the barking continued but Lulu was nowhere to be seen.
The fire and rescue service intervened after becoming concerned that Ms Fraiser and her friends were at risk from injuring themselves, after trying to rescue Lulu since Friday.
They launched a six-hour operation to rescue the Jack Russell using the digger and shovels to dig down 8ft below ground.
The firefighters then broke into the drain before freeing Lulu from her four-days of being trapped.
The entrances to the pipe have now been closed off to prevent other animals from becoming stuck.