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February 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Basset hound rescued from drainage pipe near Haller Lake in Seattle

Firefighters and utility workers were able to save a 4-year-old Basset hound named Nina Thursday morning

A dog’s rescue got a little complicated this morning in North Seattle. (Seattle Fire Department photos)

Seattle firefighters and utility workers rescued a 4-year-old Basset hound from a North Seattle drainage pipe Thursday morning.

After the dog, Nina, decided to go on a little adventure 30 feet inside a drainage pipe on the 12800 block of Corliss Avenue North, its owner called 911 around 11:33 a.m., according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Four firefighters tried to coax the dog out, but getting her out was going to take a lot more than that.

First they dug through several feet of dirt and created a hole in the middle of the pipe to lift the dog out. They still needed to scoot her closer to the hole they made, though.

That’s when Seattle Public Utilities workers arrived on the rescue scene. With a camera mounted on top of a small, remote-controlled vehicle, the workers were eventually able to nudge Nina toward the hole firefighters could rescue her through.

Firefighters lifted her up and, after the 90-minute ordeal, reunited her with her owner.

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