A 59-year-old man in Norfolk, UK, plunged 20-feet down a storm drain to rescue his pet dog but ended up needing a massive rescue mission to pull him out instead.
On Saturday, Tony Stevens saw his dog Brambles fall down the manhole which had its cover missing and jumped to save his it, according to Daily Mail report. Stevens broke his ankle and was unable to pull himself out.
It took three fire crews, paramedics and Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service team, including 30 men and 14 vehicles to save Stevens and his pet dog. Pictures of the dramatic rescue operation were shared by The Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service on Facebook urging people not to rescue animals in distress themselves.
According to the Eastern Daily Press, the operation lasted two hours and while the dog was pulled out safely, Stevens had to be tied to a stretcher and pulled out through the narrow opening of the drain.
"The chap was more than happy, laughing and joking with us," an East of England ambulance spokesman said. While, the man's wife said, "Tony was hero of the day and managed to save Bramble's life... Grateful thanks to the 14 emergency vehicles and their teams who helped get them both out."
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