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    Dog trapped 350 feet inside Somerset cave rescued

    By Madylin Goins,

    30 days ago

    SCIENCE HILL, Ky. ( FOX 56 ) — The Science Hill Fire Department came to the rescue after a hunting dog didn’t return home on Saturday.

    According to a Somerset-Pulaski County Rescue Squad (SPCRS), crews and the Science Hill Fire Department responded to Old Salts Road on Sunday after a dog had gotten “trapped in a cave.”

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    The dog named Hot Rod and its owner were out hunting on Friday night when the owner lost sight of his dog, SPCRS said. Although Hot Rod was wearing a GPS tracking collar, it lost signal when the dog entered the cave. The owner tried calling for Hot Rod with no luck and decided to head home.


    According to SPCRS, the owner said that Hot Rod had been out for a day before and always returned home, but he didn’t this time.

    Rescue crews anchored to a tree and entered the cave, SPCRS said the terrain varied from standing room to crawling with large pools of water anywhere from ankle to waist deep.


    Hot Rod was found safe and healthy around 350 feet deep into the cave, rescue crews said, and was very happy to make it out.

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