PARIS, Ind. (AP) — A hunting dog that fell into a southeastern Indiana sinkhole was rescued after spending more than a day trapped underground.
Indiana Conservation Officer Zach Walker rescued MoMo early Sunday from a Jennings County cave. He says the unharmed dog "was really excited to be back above-ground."
The canine went missing about 9 p.m. Saturday during a raccoon hunt near the town of Paris. Walker says MoMo may have fallen about 20 feet into one of the cave's numerous sinkhole openings.
MoMo's owner and two other raccoon hunters searched throughout Friday night for the dog and returned again Saturday. They called police after finding the trapped, barking dog late Saturday night.
Walker arrived and squeezed through a narrow opening into the cave, rescuing the dog using a ladder and rappelling equipment.