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Firefighters rescue dog from Lincolnton storm drain

(Photo courtesy Emmanuel Campos) (Photo courtesy Emmanuel Campos)
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

Firefighters in Lincolnton rescued an elderly dog who was stuck in a storm drain Tuesday evening.

The dog, named Poppy, was stuck in a drain on the 1400 block of Magnolia Grove Road. Firefighters with the South Fork Fire Department spent between 30 minutes and an hour rescuing him.

They said they used a pole and water to move Poppy toward a grate by the drain pipe. They pulled him out of the ground with a lasso.

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Poppy's owner said the dog is between 16 and 17 years old.

"He was stuck in the drain pipe and he's really old so it was sad," said Carson Goff, Poppy's owner.

Officials are not sure how the dog got stuck in the drain or how long he had been there.

Goff is happy her dog is okay.

"Thank you so much. I'm so grateful," said Goff regarding the firefighters who rescued Poppy.

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