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Santa Barbara County firefighters rescue dog from storm drain at UCSB

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Jul 16, 2020

Santa Barbara County firefighters rescued a dog from a storm drain on the UC Santa Barbara Campus Wednesday.

The dog, named Sophie, was stuck in a storm drain beneath Mesa Road between Los Carneros and Stadium Way.

The rescue took about 20 minutes, when firefighters used a hose to coax Sophie to one end of the storm drain where a firefighter was waiting to grab her and take her up a ladder to safety.

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Fire officials say they believe Sophie was stuck in the 18 inch drain pipe for about three days.

Sophie is a two-year-old mix and was reunited with her family. The family says she had been missing for about 30 days.