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IFD crews rescue dog from 12-foot trench

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-12 19:44:47-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis firefighters needed just 90 minutes on Monday to rescue a dog that had fallen in a 12-foot trench.

At 9:38 a.m., firefighters were called to the 2300 block of Parker Avenue on a report of a dog that had fallen into a trench.

The IFD Trench Rescue Team was the first unit on the scene and quickly confirmed that a 2-year-old American Bully dog named Mansa had fallen into a trench.

According to Mansa's owner, the trench had been dug Monday morning by a contractor in an adjacent lot and was left open. When they were out on a walk, Mansa fell in.

At 11:08 a.m., Mansa was removed from the trench and checked by Indianapolis Animal Care Services. He was determined to be OK.