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Dog rescued from 14-foot-deep sinkhole after two days

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 18, 2016 2:51 AM
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In this photo provided by Ryan McCaughey, rescue workers check Skye, a golden retriever, after being rescued in State College. The dog that spent two nights stuck in a 14-foot-deep sinkhole was rescued Wednesday by firefighters using a makeshift harness. (Ryan McCaughey via AP)

(State College) -- A dog that spent two nights stuck in a 14-foot-deep sinkhole in Centre County has been rescued by firefighters using a makeshift harness.  

Owners Ron and Megan Holmes say their golden retriever, Skye, is doing fine now despite the ordeal, which ended yesterday.

Megan Holmes was walking Skye around Penn State University in State College on Monday night when she let the dog off a leash and the dog seemingly vanished. 

Ron Holmes learned Tuesday the area had sinkholes and found one and yelled into it. 

But he could hear only gushing water.

The couple returned yesterday and heard Skye's bark. 

The 18-inch-wide opening was expanded so a firefighter could go down and put the dog in a harness.

With some pushing and pulling, the dog was brought to the surface.



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