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Firefighters Rescue Dog From Well in Malibu Mountains

Posted: Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 10:14 PM

(CNS) – A female dog was rescued today after she fell into a 30-foot well today in the Santa Monica mountains in Malibu, according to a Los Angeles County spokesman.

Lucy fell into the dirt well near the 27200 block of Winding Way about 11:45 a.m., according to fire department spokesman Brian Jordan.

The department dispatch its Urban Search and Rescue team to the scene but it took them about two hours to get there because of traffic, according to Jordan.

The county fire team then lowered one firefighter down into the well to make  the rescue, Jordan said.

Firefighter Matt Walmsley, who pulled Lucy to safety, told ABC7, ”They lowered me down into the well. I put a strap around the dog and then they (firefighters) pulled us up.”

The entire operation was finished about 5 p.m., according to county fire Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Sims.

The department warned pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash when they are hiking on trails through the mountains.

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