Trooper crawls on a drain to rescue a missing dog

Conklin, NY (AP) — A missing golden retriever named Lira, found deep in the Calvert Pipes of northern New York, was unable to be lure to its owners with peanut butter dog treats or cheese.

In the end, state police Jimmy Rasafon decided to crawl about 15 feet (5 meters) on a pipe under a country road to rescue Lira, despite a very tight fit.

“He crouched down and literally disappeared into the hole with a lead with a choker,” said Rudy Fuller, the owner of Lira, who turned to 911 for help on Sunday morning. Around the dog’s head. “

Both the trooper and the retriever appeared wet, but they are safe.

The 13-year-old dog has been missing since Friday afternoon. The Führer was walking a few hundred feet down from his house on Sunday with two other dogs, both descendants of Lira.

“I said,’What a hell, that’s Lira!'” He recalled on Tuesday.

The Führer, who lives near Binghamton, tried to get rid of the tired and confused dog, but was eventually called 911.

Rasaphone and his partner appeared within minutes. Lhasaphone said he would go into the pipe because he was the smallest of the three. The Führer estimates that the diameter of the pipe was less than 2 feet (60 centimeters). After the introduction of Rasaphone, he was able to pull out Lilah.

The Führer said he was grateful that Lhasaphone had the compassion and initiative to connect the dog to the nose in the drain.

And he said Lira was recovering and walking.

“Needless to say, I tied her up and took her out because I didn’t want to run away anymore,” he said.