A 200-pound mastiff was rescued out of an 20-foot-deep well at a residence in Nipomo early Saturday after the dog slipped down the hole.
Capt. Damien Juarez of Calfire said firefighters and members of the county’s technical rescue team went to the home in the 100 block of West Price St. around 8:54 p.m. Friday.
A rescuer was lowered by ropes down into the 3-foot-wide well and secured a harness around the animal. The dog was then brought back to the surface at 12:18 a.m. Saturday.
Juarez said children of the family which lives at the home had been playing in the backyard, then went inside for dinner. Soon after they heard the dog barking and discovered he had fallen into the well.