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Hudson firefighters rescue dog, Wednesday evening

Hudson firefighters got a chance to practice their confined space rescue techniques Wednesday evening after a dog had the misfortune of exploring a stormwater outfall and fell into a below-ground collection area.

St. Croix County Dispatch characterized the call as an "animal complaint" on the dispatch log, sending Hudson Fire to 715 Galahad Rd. N., near the Ferry Landing at 6:11 p.m.

A witness said two firefighters were eventually lowered down a manhole to retrieve the dog.

No additional details were immediately available.

Steve Dzubay

Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.