If it wasn’t for Murphy, the 9 year old dog next door, an 80 year old man would have perished in his own septic tank.
Although the reason for Mr. Paff being in the 15 foot deep tank was unknown, Murphy knew there was no time to be lost in getting him out. Stacey Walsh from Delhi, Ohio, reports that her dog Murphy barked like never before. She believed he was being attacked and came running.
After finding Murphy pointing in the direction of the septic tank, Stacey then heard Paff’s voice calling for help from its unpleasant depths.
It took rescuers a couple of hours to drain the waste from the tank so that Paff could be rescued. They managed to remove him using a rope and pulley system and rushed him to hospital after a quick decontamination. Last report states that Paff is in a stable condition.
No small miracle for an 80 year old man who spent up to 6 hours trapped in a septic tank. The fire brigade report Paff was a pretty tough old guy, and friendly. Perhaps that is why Murphy was so keen to see him rescued.