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A member of a voluntary fire brigade hold an young owl after the rescue of the animal from the bottom of an old well at the Siegesburg castle in Bad Segeberg, Germany, Saturday, July 25, 2020. Before sending a firefighter down the 40 meter, 130 feet, well-shaft to save the eagle-owl, rescue workers determined the oxygen levels at the bottom were very low. They pumped fresh air into the well using long tubes connected to an oxygen bottle as a precaution before a firefighter, wearing his own oxygen mask, rappelled down and rescued the bird. ( Freiwillge Feuerwehr Bad Segeberg via AP)

German firefighters rescue owl trapped in old castle's well

Jul. 27, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters in northern Germany have rescued a young owl trapped in a 40-meter (130-foot) well shaft, following an hours-long operation in which oxygen was pumped into the depths before a rescuer could rappel down to save the bird. Authorities said a member of the public called firefighters...