High Springs, Fl. – A goat that fell into a 30-feet deep sinkhole was rescued by the High Springs Fire Department. The owner of the goat heard its cries and called the fire department.
According to the department’s Facebook page, a firefighter named Adam Hudson descended into the sinkhole to rescue the goat on Sunday. “Once at the bottom, the goat was found on a ledge a few feet away from Hudson. Scared and exhausted, our four-legged friend nearly fell into the outstretched arms of his rescuer. The goat and Firefighter Hudson were hoisted back up, with little trouble and no injury. Thanks to a recent purchase of new rope-rescue gear, and continued technical rescue training by your firefighters, crews were on-scene for only 90 minutes,” the post stated.
The High Springs Fire Department in Alachua County has made 5 sinkhole-related rescues this year already.
To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Alachua County, check this Alachua County sinkhole map.