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‘One Lucky Dog’: Rescuers rescue dog trapped in drain pipe in Boston park

BOSTON (WHDH) – Rescuers were able to free a dog stuck in a drainpipe in a Boston park Wednesday afternoon after a prolonged recovery effort.

Responding after 2 p.m. at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, firefighters used a camera inside the pipe to attempt to identify a dog named Hubert.

Video from SKY7 HD showed several firefighters gathered around a ditch near a fence as they worked to rescue the animal.

Firefighters and utility workers spent two hours trying to get the Husky Hound out and rescued him shortly before 4:30 p.m.

“He’s a little overweight like some of us,” one of the rescuers joked. “It’s a sixteen-inch pipe so as he’s moving forward, he can’t move back. So we hit him from behind and firefighters were able to drag him over the manhole.”

After the rescue operation, the dog was left on the run with its owners.

“It’s a lucky dog,” said Hubert’s owner. “And we’re so lucky to be in this city and for the city to take it seriously… unbelievable.”

This is a developing news; Stay tuned to 7NEWS for online and on-air updates.

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