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No more paws for concern in Mernda
A dog that was trapped in a stormwater drain at Mernda has been freed.
CFA was called to the incident in Mernda Village Drive just before 10.30am today (Friday 26 September) where the male Labrador named Bronson was stuck about 20 metres down the drain. The drain was located under a roadway and was about half a metre in diameter.
CFA Operations Officer Steve Pitcher said it took just under two hours to bring the incident under control.
He said it was a team effort between members from Mernda, Doreen and Dandenong CFA, with support from MFB, to rescue Bronson.
“It was a confined space rescue using rope lines and atmospheric monitoring equipment,” he said.
“A boy who was in the area at the time also had a skateboard which one of the Dandenong members used to push himself down into the tunnel. He then retrieved the dog and was pulled back up by the ropes.”
Bronson didn’t suffer any injuries but was taken to the vet as a precaution.
Images & video by Julie Mitchelson