Kewanee Firefighters help rescue dog from well

  • Source: WMBD-TV CBS 31 Peoria
  • Published: 04/22/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTO: Kewanee Firefighters got an unusual call early Friday morning: They had to use their rope rescue skills and put it to the test when both stations responded to the call and worked together to rescue a 2-year-old pit bull from a cold well in Kewanee. “I looked down the hole, and I realized we didn’t have a small puppy,” said Lt. Joe Rediger, a Kewanee firefighter. “We had an 80-pound pit bull down there, and realized it was going to be a little more intense than we thought it might be.” Kewanee crews hurried to a house call involving Gypsy, a 2-year-old pit bull, on Friday morning. She was stuck in a well that only very few people could fit in. Luckily, the Kewanee Fire Department had just the right man for the job. “The biggest thing that was going through my head was how are we going to do this safely and efficiently,” said Kewanee Firefighter Anthony Rushing.


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