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Puppy trapped in sewer drain rescued

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A puppy was rescued after falling into a sewer drain in Charlotte Thursday morning.

Charlotte firefighters said the 5-week-old toy poodle was stuck in a drain on Evergreen Terrace Drive. The puppy apparently fell six feet down into the hole.

After nearly two-hours, firefighters pulled the puppy out of the drain.

It appears that crews ripped up a portion of a road to rescue the puppy.

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The puppy reportedly fell inside a service pipe that services nearby homes. Water was shut off in the area while crews worked to save the dog.

Officials dug two separate holes in case the puppy ended up further down in the sewage line. Crews created a "Plan B" option to follow the puppy's trail in case she got into the main line, making a way to catch her at the end.