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Man and puppy rescued from SA mine shaft

Specialist crews from Adelaide spent several hours rescuing the stranded man and puppy.

Specialist crews from Adelaide spent several hours rescuing the stranded man and puppy. Photos: SA Police

A man and his puppy have been rescued from an old mine shaft after a lengthy a rescue operation on the Yorke Peninsula.

South Australia Police and emergency services were called to the Hughes Enginehouse on Shepherdson Road near Moonta just before 4pm on Sunday.

The “adventurous pup” had fallen between five and eight metres into the shaft.

Its owner tried to rescue the dog but also became trapped.

Specialist police from Adelaide, SA Country Fire Serve and SES crews retrieved the pair just before 8pm.

The man was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Built in 1865, the engine house is part of the Moonta Mines National Heritage Area and was in operation until 1925.

It was added to the national heritage register in 2017 and is part of a popular walking area.

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