The end of a deaf cocker spaniel’s 30-hour underground ordeal was captured on camera in incredible footage.
Ten-year-old Dizzy disappeared on a walk over Burlish Top in Worcestershire on January 3.
Desperate owner Duncan Flowers, 54, tried but failed to find her and later posted for help on Facebook and a search party of 70 people turned out.
The group scoured the area near to a hole by a hedgerow where the dog was last seen until midnight, before heading home.
However, Duncan had a hunch that Dizzy wasn't far and decided to continue searching the next day – with the help of a huge mechanical digger.
"A friend had a drain camera so we put it down the hole and then we saw a chamber," he explained to Birmingham Live. "Another friend then came who has a digger," he added.
"After about three hours she was found around 20 feet away from the hole and around 10 feet underground. I just kept thinking she can't be anywhere else.
"We didn't know she was in there, it was just a last resort.”
After 30 hours trapped in the rabbit run underground, Dizzy was finally reunited with Duncan.
The father-of-two says the moment was incredibly emotional and almost 15 men burst into tears when the dog was saved.
Duncan added: "She is absolutely fine now. I carried her out and took her home. As soon as she realised where she was she got lively, had something to eat and drink and then she lay down by the fire."
Dan Tonks, a friend of Duncan's, captured the heartwarming moment the dog was rescued on camera.
He said: "It was an incredible moment of joy for a family who really deserves a stroke of luck. I was only there to help a friend as were many.
"The dog owner is one of the kindest men you will ever meet and it was great to see a local community come together and successfully rescue the dog."
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