Firefighters rescue puppy using vacuum cleaner

December 30th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, Dec 30 (RIA Novosti) A puppy was rescued from an abandoned well in the US state of Pennsylvania with the help of a vacuum cleaner, media said Tuesday. The Shih Tzu puppy named Romeo fell into the well in Plum Borough over the weekend, wpxi.com reported.

Firefighters had spent three hours trying to get the dog out of a pipe witout result.

“Eventually, we hooked up an industrial-strength vacuum and sized it down to about one inch. We caught on to one of the dog’s legs and got it out. It was a miracle,” assistant fire chief Jim Scuffle was quoted as saying.

However, Romeo was out of breath as it emerged from the well and firefighters had to resuscitate.

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