15 May 2019, 13:36


Wit and smartphone save cat stuck in air shaft for three weeks

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LUGANSK, May 15 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR first responders had to think out of box to save a cat who remained stuck in the air shaft of a 12-storey building for THREE weeks.

The Ministry of Emergencies said that residents of the house in Dzerzhinsk alerted rescue service saying they had been listening to a cat meowing pitifully in the air shaft for three weeks. Sympathetic people fed the feline with sausage they threw into the air duct.

When a rescue team arrived they were challenged with finding the exact location of the cat as drilling the air shaft open at every floor would have caused significant material damage to the house.

"The deputy commander of the rescue unit Andrey Koval came up with the solution. He began lowering his smartphone recording video on rope down the shaft from the top floor. The cat appeared on the video tape at the ground floor."

In just a couple of minutes, the feline was released from captivity unharmed, though most likely it fell down from the 12th floor.

The responders involved in the operation said that the cat showed his gratitude by rubbing against their legs.

The animal's owner has not yet been identified.

LuganskMediaCentre — 15 May — Lugansk