NT Police in animal mineshaft rescue

Northern Territory Police were confronted with a difficult situation last weekend when called to rescue a kangaroo from an abandoned copper mine shaft.

Officers at the Daly River police station received a call from a local resident about the stricken kangaroo, and on arriving at the scene came up with a rescue plan, the ABC reported.

“It was too risky to abseil the mine shaft so the three rescuers lassoed the kangaroo, hauled it out of the mine shaft and set it free,” senior sergeant Garry Smith said.

Sergeant Smith said the rescue was a welcome change from a tragic weekend in NT, where three fatal car accidents occurred.

The kangaroo was a 50kg antilopine wallaroo.

Image: NT Police

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