Watch as Ohio firefighters use a sledgehammer to rescue the stranded dog from behind a thick garage wall in this harrowing rescue.
“Always love to see a story that makes you feel good for once,” comments one WXIX-TV follower. Good news, indeed, as these local Cincinnati firefighters are hometown heroes 24/7 – and deserve all the recognition they can get!
“There have been missing posters up in Northside for five days in hopes of someone finding Gertie,” says the Cincinnati Fire Department on their official Facebook Sunday.
“Today a homeowner heard a dog crying behind the garage wall and called us to check it out,” they continue. The neighbor’s call came after five days of searching. “Missing Dog” posters had been put up around the area to no avail. That is, until this good-Samaritan made the call that would result in the dog’s rescue!
“This run ended in a happy reunion and a job well done by Truck 20!” the firefighters conclude.
“HOMETOWN HEROES: Firefighters in Cincinnati rescued a dog trapped between two concrete walls after it had been missing for five days.”FOX NEWS, Instagram
To get to this happy reunion, firefighters first had to find Gertie from her pitiful barking. Eventually, they discovered she was first lost in the wooded areas of the neighborhood. Then, she somehow fell down into a crevice at a neighbor’s house. She would land between concrete structures, stuck behind a thick barrier of a garage wall for an unknown amount of time. Gertie originally went missing on Tuesday, July 13.
Firefighters Rescue Cincinnati Dog with Sledgehammer
In the footage above, Cincinnati firefighters use a large sledgehammer to bust through what appears to be several layers of cinderblock and concrete. Once a pocket is made, the lead rescue firefighter reaches in to find Gerdie. She does an amazing job of comforting the pup once she appears, too. Then, she removes Gerdie as gently as possible from the hole she’s made – which is about 1×3 feet.
Once Gerdie is out, she’s all wags. Thankfully, she looks to be in remarkably good spirits and health. She knows the firefighters are there to rescue and help her, and shows little hesitation.
Gertie was “just wagging that little nub tail, and she was just so… She was so excited,” Frick continues for her local affiliate.
Previously this year, another harrowing dog rescue took “two highly trained Kaua’i” waterfall rappellers after 48 hours of searching for a beloved hunting dog in Hawaii. 48 hours into that rescue effort, the beloved hunting dog of Skyla and Shawn Grace, was finally located: 500 feet below a Koke’e State Park Cliff.