Puggle dog trapped in underground tank in Bayonne

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BAYONNE — Bayonne firefighters rescued a small dog from an underground holding tank at a pump station on Fifth Street on Wednesday, October 3. The dog, a beagle-pug mix or “puggle” named Roscoe, was trapped 10 feet below ground in a water-filled tank, clinging to a large pipe flange extension. Firefighters used specialized equipment to perform a confined-space entry to perform the rescue, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

Roscoe, who was reported missing from his nearby home several days earlier, was transported to a local veterinarian and reunited with his family in Bergen Point.