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Dogs Rescued From Drain Pipe In Boxford

BOXFORD (CBS) – Two dogs were rescued from a drain pipe in Boxford Thursday afternoon. It’s a good thing Rosie and Winston are best friends because they spent several hours trapped together.

“They got excited and ran down a drain pipe that runs from the back of our property and down the hillside,” said the dogs’ owner, who did not want to be identified.

And suddenly they were stuck. Winston was actually small enough to find his way out, but he wasn’t leaving his friend behind.

Winston (L) and Rosie (R) were rescued from a drain pipe in Boxford (Photo from Boxford Police)

Winston (L) and Rosie (R) were rescued from a drain pipe in Boxford (Photo from Boxford Police)

“She was the one that was really stuck, and he wouldn’t come out without her,” their owner said.

So the rush was on to dig them out. The pipe is 12 feet underground and the dogs were 60 feet in.

Two dogs were rescued from a drain pipe in Boxford (Photo from Boxford Police)

Two dogs were rescued from a drain pipe in Boxford (Photo from Boxford Police)

“The good people of Boxford and Georgetown Fire Department and Public Works were able to dig a hole and put a probe in that helped the dogs get out.”

The crews could see the dogs with that probe, and the dogs could see the probe — well enough to let it guide them toward the exit.

Workers clear dirt to rescue dogs from pipe in Boxford (WBZ-TV)

Workers clear dirt to rescue dogs from pipe in Boxford (WBZ-TV)

And then — out came Winston and Rosie. And within minutes, they were celebrating their new-found freedom.

“They’re dirty,” their owner said. “That’s about it.”

Both dogs are doing just fine, although their owner says shortly after they got out of the pipe, Rosie and Winston tried to get back in.

There’s a lot of wildlife in that area, and the theory is that they’re hot on a scent. That hole in the pipe has now been filled in.

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