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Woman and dog fall into large sinkhole in Oregon

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:03 PM -

An Oregon woman and her dog fell into a six-metre deep sinkhole.

Officials say the woman fell while searching for her dog in the dark Monday night.

Earlier, the dog had fallen into the hole.

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A passerby heard the woman screaming for help and called the authorities, which dispatched a heavy rescue unit equipped with a rope and ladder to save them.

Once above the ground, crews determined the woman and her dog were not hurt.

It's not clear how the sinkhole formed.

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