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Rachel Stormonth-Darling with Moppit.<br />

Firefighters performed an intense nine hour rescue on a pet dog that was stuck 15ft underground for 27 hours. 

Eight officers carried out the rescue with specialist excavation, videoing and listening devices usually deployed in the event of a natural disaster or building collapse. 

After an exhausting effort, which involved sending cameras underground and drawing maps of what was visible, Moppit the Patterdoodle was recovered from a tunnel. 

Operation Moppit concluded when the pet was pulled through a narrow crevice in the ground and reunited with relieved owner, Rachel Stormonth-Darling.