Maryland Firefighters Save Dog That Fell in 8-Foot Deep Sinkhole

Firefighters in Maryland rescued a dog after it fell into a 8-foot deep sinkhole.

Firefighters in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis responded Sunday after an 85-pound border collie fell into the sinkhole in Woodland Beach, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department's Facebook page.

The male dog, named Siri, got stuck in the mud at the bottom of the hole, Lt. Jennifer McKee, a spokeswoman for the fire department, told News4.

"He just kind of waited down in there...he was really kind of buried in the mud," McKee said.

The dog was stuck six feet down the hole, which measured about 2 feet by 2 feet in the 2000 block of Shore Drive.

Photos show a rescue worker wearing a harness being dropped into the hole. He lifted the dog covered in dirt out of the hole.

After the rescue, the worker gave the dog "a big bear hug," McKee said.

The rescue effort took about 90 minutes.

Siri was OK, but he was definitely in need of a bath.

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