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Mine shaft too hot for Chilli the dog

  • LFF Glenn Ryan with Chile and her owner

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  10.31 AM 27 March, 2016


Location: District 24 News

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Things got a little too hot for Chilli the terrier when the curious dog found it self stuck in a mine shaft at White Star Road Bright on Good Friday.

Technical rescue specialists from Wangaratta, Wodonga and Mt Beauty were called in to assist Victoria Police and SES extricate the animal around 2.30 pm.

3 crew members entered the mine shaft using ropes to bring the dog back into the arms of its grateful owner around 5.30.

Wodonga CFA Station Officer Andrew Schulz said while it was a satisfying result.

"It wasn't a usual day at the office, but it was certainly a great feeling when we handed little Chile back to it's owner," Mr Schulz said.

It was the first time technical rescue crews from the NE had worked together, something SO Schulz says will stand them in good stead should the next job involve a human.

With the Easter drama over, ChilLi and her owner were recovering well.

Last Updated: 29 March 2016