Dog rescued from Buffalo sinkhole
Updated: Tuesday, February 4 2014, 06:58 AM EST
Buffalo, N.Y. -- Firefighters came to the rescue after a German Shepard fell through a sinkhole Sunday.
Crews tried rescuing “Mack,” but they were unable to get him out of his harness. Moving to plan B, a firefighter volunteered to go into the sinkhole to rescue the dog.
“Late last year, I lost a dog,” said firefighter Mike Paveljack, who volunteered for the rescue. “His name was Scooter, and he was very important to my family, so I knew how the lady felt.”
Mack is now doing fine.
Crews believe a collapsed sewer line was to blame for the sinkhole.