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LA dog trapped 6 feet underground rescued

January 4, 2011 12:39:42 AM PST
A dog is safe and back with his family in Huntington Park after spending part of the night trapped underground."Petey," a 20-pound miniature Siberian husky, was crawling around rabbit tunnels beneath a neighbor's yard on the 3700 block of Grand Avenue when he got stuck at about 8 p.m. Monday.

After locating Petey, one of the firefighters crawled into a hole and managed to pull him out just before midnight.

L.A. County firefighters had to dig deep during the rescue. Video shows half of the rescuer's body underground with his feet hanging out.

Authorities estimate the dog was trapped 6 feet below the surface.

The white dog was covered in dirt but wasn't hurt. Firefighters said they plugged up the holes before leaving the scene.