According to Monday's WIVB News, a devoted German shepherd tumbled head first into a sinkhole in Buffalo, N.Y., shortly after his guardian fell in early Sunday morning.
The three-year-old dog, "Mack," was trying to get to his guardian, Mattie Moore, who fell into the ten-foot hole that was covered by snow.
Moore had stepped off of the sidewalk and into a grassy area in a park when she suddenly fell into darkness - before she could climb back up the dirt walls, her loyal dog had fallen and was by her side.
Though Moore was able to escape, Mack was trapped below.
Moore phoned 911 and minutes later, police and fire crews were by her side, ready to assist the trapped German shepherd.
According to the Washington Post, Mack seemed to know that the rescuers were there to help - rescuers noted that he was scared and "just wanted to get out."
Following the dramatic tumble, Mack appeared to be sore; his guardian hoped to take him to a veterinarian for an exam.
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