Firefighters Pull Puppy From Debris Days After Building Collapsed

Firefighters Pull Puppy From Debris Days After Building Collapsed

Dogs become members of the family, which is why one South Dakota family was devastated when their Beagle was nowhere to be found after a deadly construction accident.

Recently, a 100-year-old Sioux Falls building went under construction to remodel an old bar into a drug store. However, this past Friday, the commercial and residential building collapsed after a construction accident and killed one construction worker, Ethan McMahon, who couldn’t get out of the building in time.

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McMahon wasn’t the only one who didn’t get out in time. When the building came down, 22-year-old Emily Fodness and her family’s three dogs were inside and became trapped in the rubble. Thankfully, Emily and two of the dog were rescued shortly after the accident.

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After 48 hours passed without any sign of their beloved Beagle named Molly, they started to fear they would never see her again. But when rescue crews were inspecting the site on Sunday, they heard a lite bark and started digging to find Molly.

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And as they dug, they discovered Molly was safely underneath a mattress, and carefully pulled her out as the family watched. “It made for a really nice scene. It’s still a tragedy, but at least it was a little bit better of a day,” Emergency Manager Regan Smith said.

Watch the entire video below to see the incredible moment these heroes rescued the trapped puppy from the debris.

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[Featured image: Joe Ahlquist/Argus Leader]