Fire service calls off dog rescue
A SEARCH for a terrier stuck in a drainage pipe for 27 hours was called off when firefighters could find no sign she was alive.
The terrier, Pickles (7) crawled into a pipe on Sunday while out on a walk with her owner Kirsty Brunning and her other dog Alfie.
She became aware Pickles had crawled down the pipe after Alfie began clawing at the opening in a field on farmland near Slawston Road in Welham, Harborough.
Kirsty contacted the RSPCA after Pickles had not returned the next day and when sticks she had left at the opening of the pipe remained undisturbed.
Animal welfare officers contacted the fire service and crews arrived at the field at about 2.30pm yesterday - 24 hours after Pickles had gone missing down the pipe.
The crew made use of infared cameras and equipment used to locate survivors in earthquakes but Pickles could not be found and the search was called off after about three hours.
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