Italy’s hero dog

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An Italian police officer recounts the moment his sniffer dog spotted an 11-year-old girl trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings in quake-hit Amatrice. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Italy’s hero dog

The scramble to save a life in Italy. Rescue workers dig through the rubble in the quake hit town of Amatrice. As they pull back the rubble a small leg appears — the leg of an 11-year old girl.

An officer with the state police dig and rescue unit says it is all thanks to a police dog named Sarotti.

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) OFFICER OF THE STATE POLICE DOG SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, DAVIDE AGRESTINI, SAYING:

(OVERLAID WITH IMAGES OF RESCUE WORK ON AUGUST 24, 2016)

“Following the earthquake the state police dog search and rescue unit was called to the town of Amatrice. We arrived here around 0930 in the morning with my dog Sarotti. We were searching in the rubble and thought that perhaps we had found someone underneath. The dog signaled right away that there was a person under the rubble. We started digging and saw a part of the pajama of a little girl or a boy. The fire fighters started digging and found the little girl and told us that she was not dead, that she was alive.”

Applause erupts as the girl is pulled from the rubble — where she had been trapped for some 15 hours.

A sign of hope in Italy where hundreds have lost their lives.

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