Gabe the dog rescued after falling into uncovered manhole in Olathe

OLATHE, Kan. - A black lab trapped inside an Olathe sewer was rescued Thursday night after hours of searching.

Police, firefighters and several civilians sought to rescue the dog, named Gabe, after he fell into an uncovered manhole full of rushing water while being walked by his owner around 6 p.m.

Police said the manhole cover was dislodged during the recent storms.

Officers called in a special unit to lower a camera into the sewer to try and find Gabe. While he was located around 8:45 p.m., rescuers weren't able to get him out of the manhole for another hour.

More than a dozen people, including several firefighters and police officers, checked several manholes in the area as part of the search.

Other than being cold and wet, Gabe does not appear to be seriously injured.

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