S.C. Dog sounds alert after man becomes trapped in hole

LORIS, S.C. (AP) – It wasn’t quite Timmy in the well, but a dog named Tuxx is credited with sounding the alert about a Loris man trapped in a collapsing hole.

Local media outlets report it took rescuers five hours Monday night to dig out 17-year-old Jarad Johnson. He was using excavation equipment on family property when he got off the machine and fell into a 10-foot hole that began collapsing.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/2bUaWeS ) that Tuxx, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, sounded the alarm.

Chris Cooper says when he returned from work, Tuxx was fussing at the door. Cooper thought the dog wanted to play. He threw a ball and Tuxx retrieved it once but then dashed to the accident site.

Johnson was released from the hospital Wednesday.

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