Man, woman rescued from storm drain after reportedly hearing puppy crying

Posted at 5:03 AM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 14:40:25-04

A man and woman were rescued after they became stuck in a storm drain early Sunday morning.

According to officials, the pair heard a puppy crying and followed the sound into a storm drain system. The pair, in their early 40s, went into a storm drain near 17th Street and Osborn Road. 

The pair crawled for several miles and became stuck. They then screamed for help until a bicyclists heard their screams and alerted fire crews. 

Phoenix firefighters were able to rescue both of the individuals after about an hour into the rescue. 

The pair said they never located the puppy they heard. 

Officials warned of the dangers of climbing into a storm drain, especially during monsoon storms.