Officer, sewer worker rescue dog trapped in sewer

Riverhead police and town workers helped rescue a dog trapped in a sewer late Monday afternoon, police said.

The dog’s owner notified police that her dog was trapped in a sewer drain in front of her Fishel Avenue home about 4:30 p.m., police said. A The owner, an officer and a town sewer department worker lifted the top of the concrete sewer cover and pulled the dog out.

The dog was uninjured, police said.

“The dog was scared,” said the sewer work, Bob Smith. “It had to have been in there for quite a while. I don’t know how it got in there, if it was chasing something or if it was just a curious young pup.”

Mr. Smith said the dog appeared to be a lab mix and was white with a bit of brown on its face.

“It was a cute dog,” he said.

The dog was standing in the water when they pulled the cover off, Mr. Smith said.

“It wasn’t that deep,” he said. “It was really only a couple feet. The dog was just young and couldn’t jump out.”

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