Firefighters rescue dog trapped in creek bed


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Neighbors heard a dog’s cries, and the Wayne Township Fire Department came to the rescue. 

After an emergency medical services call Friday morning, firefighters were told by a resident about a whimpering sound coming from a nearby creek bed near Ardsley Drive and 10th Street. That’s just west of Country Club Road near Chapel Ridge Condominiums. 

Firefighters found a dog trapped down a steep‬ embankment under tree roots and brush next to the water. Firefighters went down the steep bank, freed the dog and then worked with other crewmembers to pull the dog up the slope to safety.

Firefighters searched the Indy Lost Pet Alert Facebook page and learned Bandit had been missing since Wednesday.

Unhurt, Bandit was soon reunited with its owner.

“It is unknown how long Bandit had been there but it was obvious that if neighbors had not heard the dog there is a good chance he would have never been found,” said a news release from Mike Pruitt of the fire department.

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