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Arizona dog rescued from bottom of mine shaft

June 22 (UPI) -- An Arizona sheriff's office rescued a dog that wandered into a mine shaft and became trapped about 100 feet underground.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said a crew from the Animal Enforcement & Search and Rescue team was summoned to he mine shaft near Katherine Mine, north of Bullhead City, when a 1-year-old dog named Shelby was reported trapped at the bottom of a mine shaft.

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Shelby's owners reported they could see the dog moving around at the bottom of the shaft, but they had no way to reach her.

The sheriff's office crew set up a technical rope rescue system and lowered a rescuer down into the shaft to fit Shelby into a harness for hoisting to the surface.

Once the dog was brought up, rescuers found only a few bumps and bruises from her ordeal. She was released to her owners.

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