News

Austin the pit bull rescued after 15-metre fall

Surrey firefighters came to the rescue Monday afternoon after a dog – a pit bull named Austin – fell 15 metres down a drainage shaft  near the Pattullo Bridge on Timberland Road.

The shaft is used in the dredging of sand from the Fraser River.

Austin's rescue took more than an hour and involved the Surrey Fire Department's 12-member high-angle rescue team.

Firefighters sent a man down into the hole, put Austin in a harness, and hauled him out.

Austin was not injured in the incident.

– with files from CBC News

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Seniors flu clinics may be reinstated
 
Two survive fiery Surrey crash
 
Cloverdale Chamber calls off vote to join Vancouver Board of Trade
UPDATED: Deb Kozak voted Nelson’s first female mayor
 
Meet Heather Campbell
 
Meet Jenni Capps
Agassiz fire fighters get extra helping hands
 
Fire destroys home in Agassiz
 
Election 2014: Wright, McIntosh to get $70K for saying bye

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.