Puppy rescued from Maldon mine shaft

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A multi-agency rescue effort has saved a puppy from a mine shaft at Maldon this evening (3 Sept).


CFA was called to a dog trapped down a mine shaft at 4.21pm on South-Parkins Reef Road at Maldon.

​Firefighters found the dog 'Marah', a 12 month old Labrador, had fallen around 25 metres down the mine shaft.

Marah went missing during a Father's Day bush walk and was found around 300 metres away from where the family were walking.

CFA's specialist mine rescue team, Oscar One, was called to the scene.

​Atmospheric monitoring was undertaken while crews prepared to enter the mine.

​CFA, SES and FRV crews worked together to safely rescue Marah from the mine shaft.

The excited puppy was glad to be reunited with family and was lucky to have no injuries.

The incident was declared safe just before 6.30pm.

CFA had four trucks on scene supported by FRV and SES crews.



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Submitted by CFA Media