Both humans and dogs might find themselves in serious trouble if they are overly inquisitive. Occasionally, curiosity might lead to reckless behavior. Some people with such a high amount of curiosity and reckless behavior have resulted in an increase in sinkhole-related incidents in Florida.
A man and a woman riding an ATV through the woods plunged into a 40-foot-deep sinkhole. They had to swim while waiting for assistance because the hole actually had water in it.
When officials rescued them, their injuries were minimal. Officials truly believed that would be the end of the rise in sinkhole accidents, but they were wrong.
A family contacted Alachua County Fire Rescue a few days later when their dog, Sammy, slipped into the same sinkhole. The firemen rushed to the scene with ropes, ladders, and bacon snacks in hand. All of this was necessary for the success of the rescue mission.
It was initially difficult for the rescue squad to extract Sammy from the sinkhole. As Lt. Brian Ferguson descended the hole, the crew recorded the procedure. During the rescue, two ladders were utilized. The first allowed him to enter a less unstable and steeper section. Then he took the second one to the bottom in order to reach Sammy.
Once Lieutenant Ferguson reached the bottom of the sinkhole, he used bacon to gain Sammy’s trust. Sammy weighed between 60 and 80 pounds, making him difficult to transport. Lieutenant Ferguson donned a muzzle on the dog before ascending to ensure their safety.
Eventually, he ascended the ladder while carrying the dog. He maintained his equilibrium throughout the ascent, and upon reaching the summit, he set the dog free. Sammy’s joy was captured on film as he ran to his family. Thankfully, the dog did not sustain any injuries as a result of the incident.
Source: Alachua County