Dog rescued by firefighters after getting stuck underneath patio

Firefighters in California have rescued a dog that was stuck underneath a patio in Perris, California.

The pet reportedly found its way under the patio on Monday while digging a hole nearby, before becoming trapped.

Video posted by the local fire department shows firefighters using a circular saw to cut into the patio, before manoeuvring the dog out of the hole.

The force wrote in a post: "Firefighters responded to a residence on Warbonnett Drive in Perris for reports of a dog stuck underneath the patio. Firefighters arrived on scene & confirmed the family dog was stuck approximately 8 to 9 feet back underneath a concrete patio.

"After carefully cutting a section out of the patio, firefighters were able to safely remove the dog from underneath & return him to his family!"