Dog rescued after 2 nights inside 14-foot-deep sinkhole

Posted at 2:53 AM, Feb 18, 2016

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A dog that spent two nights stuck in a 14-foot-deep sinkhole in central Pennsylvania has been rescued by firefighters using a makeshift harness.

Owners Ron and Megan Holmes tell the Centre Daily Times their golden retriever, Skye, is doing fine now despite the ordeal, which ended Wednesday.

Megan Holmes was walking Skye around an arboretum at Penn State University in State College on Monday night when she let the dog off a leash and the dog seemingly vanished.

Ron Holmes learned Tuesday the area had sinkholes and found one and yelled into it. But he could hear only gushing water.

The couple returned Wednesday and heard Skye’s bark.

The 18-inch-wide opening was expanded so a firefighter could go down and put the dog in a harness. With some pushing and pulling, the dog was brought to the surface.


Information from: Centre Daily Times,