The Plainville Fire Department shared photos of the scene, showing just how much of a rescue force the little dog required.
It is not clear how the car ended up in the river in the first place, though police did confirm that it was not the result of a police chase.
Neighbors kept their ears open for any sounds that might indicate that the dog was still alive, but the days continued to pass with no sign.
First responders had to cut open the wall and then remove the bricks one at a time until they could access the intruder.
One managed to get out of the house unassisted, but the other six were stuck, waiting at the mercy of the blaze and first responders.
Thousands of liters of oil were lost in the blaze that consumed the warehouse, sending up fireballs and thick pillars of black smoke.
One of the men in particular had stepped too close to the water and became trapped in waist-deep mud. His hunting partner called for help.
'If it wasn’t for him, who knows what could’ve happened,' the homeowner said. 'I mean, it could’ve been way worse.'
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Two adolescents this week, for some unknown reason, decided to personally check out the inside of a 16-inch storm water pipe.
The man appeared to be avoiding employees, and after he disappeared they just assumed he left the building.
Thankfully for all involved, firefighter Malcolm Cortner had saved the mastiff once, and he was determined to save him again.
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An older child might know to exit the home, call 911 or run to a neighbor, but the youngster hunkered down under the sheets on the bed.
Bystander Allie Marie Schmalz spotted the firefighter quietly doing this important work and had to capture it.
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Her dad grabbed some ladders and headed to the apartment, where the residents were attempting to climb out.
Finally, 11 hours after starting the rescue and days after Zoey had gone missing, she was brought up from beneath the road and returned to her family.
Firefighters planned to send a harness down so the man could hitch himself into it and get hauled up, but he had to free himself first.
Somehow, when Sienna went to the riverside to get a drink, she ended up falling in and getting swept off.