A hunting dog rescued after 48 hours spent at a depth of 8 meters.

Here is a beautiful hunting story that ends well thanks to an outpouring of solidarity in the Drôme.

It all started in Dieulefit on Thursday, when Kevin’s hunting terrier Joucki set off after a wild boar. So far, nothing unusual, except that the animal does not return immediately, contrary to its habit.

Equipped with a GPS collar, Joucki lies a little further into the city, but does not move. The concern for its owner grows all the more as the signal ends up being lost.

Arriving at the scene, the hunters quickly understand the problem: the dog fell into a crevasse. After trying to clear the entrance to it with shovels and picks, the hunters will use a small 2.5 ton shovel.

All Friday the hunters will dig and dig with the mini digger, but without ever succeeding in reaching the dog, or even recovering the signal. The crack is too deep and the ground too hard, we need to move up a gear.

This is where the ATTP company, run by Baptiste, a friend of Kevin’s, will help by sending a 15-ton excavator to the site. On the job from Saturday morning, Baptiste, who is not a hunter, will dig up to 5/6m deep before falling on rocks. Hope fades in the face of the difficulties of moving forward. A plumber equipped with a camera is called to try to see the structure of the earth and why not see Joucki.

Hope ends up being reborn when Joucki appears alive on screen. All the teams present at the site will then double their efforts and manage to grab another 1 m on the rock. Finally, it is Joucki who will make the last efforts, managing to go up a few centimeters by walking at an angle, so that Kevin, with the end of his arm, pulls him out of the bowels of the earth.

Kevin’s emotion as he picks up his dog is palpable in the photo below… It has to be said that contrary to popular belief, hunters love their dogs more than anyone else.

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