Animal-loving police free dog trapped at Marina
■ When Indi the 14-year-old German shepherd became trapped in a crevice between the rock wall of the Point Samson Marina on Saturday night, the unofficial Roebourne dog rescue team was there to help.
Roebour ne police were called out at 8pm by a distressed Hedland couple who couldn’t free the pooch.
Along with firefighters from the Roebour ne Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, police mobilised.
Sergeant Jerry Samoa said the tide was not an issue.
“DFES brought out the jaws of the life for the job in case we needed to pry the hole bigger on the rocks, but it was considered too dangerous,” he said.
“It took a couple of hours… there was a lot of trial and error, it was just a manner of getting a good grip because we couldn’t get our arms in to pull him out.”
Indi got a bit nippy from fear , but after manoeuvring and coaxing the group managed to get him free just before 10pm. Sgt Samoa said Indi was walking fine afterwards, despite concern of arthritic hips.
“The owners are taking him into the vet for a check-up,” he said.
“It was very satisfying, not every day we get involved in that sort of stuff, we’re all animal lovers, we weren’t going to tell the owner this is not a police matter.”