Puppy rescued from deep well after 10 days

The rescue of a four-month old puppy from a well in Istanbul on Wednesday, February 15th was among the top trending topics on social media in Turkey.

A team of miners, firefighters and high-school students helped to pull the animal out in Beykoz district.

Screams of joy and triumph emerged at dawn from the top of the well as the puppy was lifted from the pit, footage obtained by Reuters showed.

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The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A member of the AFAD's search and rescue team carries a puppy after it was rescued after 11 days from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well, in Beykoz district of Istanbul, Turkey on February 15, 2017. AFAD's search and rescue team, municipal rescue and volunteers participated in the rescue efforts to save the puppy.

(Photo by Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD)/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Search and rescue team try to rescue a puppy from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well, in Beykoz district of Istanbul, Turkey on February 15, 2017. AFAD's search and rescue team, municipal rescue and volunteers participated in the rescue efforts to save the puppy.

(Photo by Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD)/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Search and rescue team try to save a puppy after it was rescued after 11 days from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well, in Beykoz district of Istanbul, Turkey on February 15, 2017. AFAD's search and rescue team, municipal rescue and volunteers participated in the rescue efforts to save the puppy.

(Photo by Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD)/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The puppy named 'Kuyu' (means 'well' in English) which was rescued from a 30-centimeter wide and 70-meter deep well in Beykoz district of Istanbul by search and rescue team of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD), municipal rescue and volunteers, is taken to the Animal Hospital in Istanbul's Fatih district in Turkey on February 15, 2017.

(Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Night-vision cameras and a hand-made device similar to forceps were used in the operation.

Teams from Turkey's disaster agency AFAD, coal mine workers and Istanbul municipality firefighters were dispatched to rescue the puppy, while high-school students developed a robotic arm to help lift it.

A hashtag of #Kuyu, meaning well in Turkish, was the second nation-wide top trending topic in Twitter.

After a visit to the veterinary clinic, the puppy was brought to Beykoz firefighters headquarters and has been adopted by them.


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