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Southlake Firefighters Rescue Cat Trapped in Drain Pipe

Rescue crews worked into the evening hours Tuesday to rescue a cat trapped hundreds of feet inside a storm drain in Southlake, according to a city report.[[363392201,R]]

Firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Pecos Drive at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, mysouthlakenews reported.

A firefighter was lowered into the manhole to follow cries from the cat, which had wondered an additional 250 feet further into the pipeline, the report said.

Crews from Southlake's public works department responded with specialized camera equipment to capture an image of the trapped cat.

After more than two hours, a Southlake firefighter managed to coax the cat from hiding. The two emerged from the manhole unharmed, the report said.

"It's not everyday that we get rescue calls of this kind," said Wade Carroll, deputy fire chief, "But when we do, our training kicks in and it's great to see how our firefighters responded and helped to reunite a beloved family pet with its owner."

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