A dog had a lucky escape when it became stuck in a water discharge pipe during its daily walk.
Firefighters from Brixworth and Wellingborough were called to a field near Brixworth shortly before 11am today (Wednesday, August 21).
A spokesman for the fire service said: “The dog, while on its daily walk, had suddenly run off along a stream and entered a water discharge pipe.
“The dog, called Commie had run up the pipe and around a bend and disappeared from view.”
Fire crews had to clean debris from the entrance of the ten inch pipe.
The Wellingborough crew was called to the scene because it carries specialist animal rescue poles.
The spokesman added: “Animal rescue poles were used to rescue Commie, along with a lot of coaxing.”
Commie was reunited with owner Fiona Kelsall after the incident. The rescue took about an hour.
The spokesman said: “It’s regularly the case that distressed owners will put themselves in danger to try to rescue family pets or animals. Fire and rescue services have the equipment, experience and resources for animal rescue.”