WASHINGTON (WJZ) — One member of the search and rescue team with four paws, a furry exterior and wet nose is getting extra belly rubs this morning, after she helped DC fire crews find a worker trapped under under debris after a building collapsed Thursday afternoon.
DC fire officials are crediting their K9 Kimber as being an essential part of the team that rescued a worker trapped after a building under construction collapsed in the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW.READ MORE: Man Rescued After 5-Story Building Under Construction Collapses In NW DC, 4 Others Injured
Crews could hear the man, but couldn’t pinpoint his location. That’s when they called in Kimber, who went under the rubble and found the worker’s exact location.
It took crews an hour and half to free the man from the debris. He is now in serious, but stable condition at an area hospital.
Not all heroes at @dcfireems wear gear… Kimber helped locate & rescue a trapped construction worker at yesterday’s building collapse on 900 block of Kennedy Street NW.
— Deputy Mayor Chris Geldart (@SafeDC) July 2, 2021
After Kimber helped crews locate the man, she then searched the rubble to see if others were trapped.
“Our search dog has been through the building and second time to make sure that there’s nobody else that’s trapped in there,” said DC officials.
No one else was trapped.
2nd Briefing – 9th and Kennedy https://t.co/5MVeMYQvVn
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 1, 2021
We say give her all the treats!