The Statesville Fire Engine 4 and Iredell County Rescue made a unique rescue this morning – saving a lost kitten.

The kitten apparently took a tumble into a storm drain located near Tractor Supply on Crossroads Drive in Statesville, according to officials.

Rescuers were called by Iredell County Animal Services to assist in retrieving the cat around 8:30 this morning. Responders had to conduct a confined space entry to free the kitten from the deep dark abyss of a 10-foot deep drain.

The kitten had no tags or collar and was taken by Iredell County Animal Services to be evaluated for injuries and adoption. 

The rescue was a success, as these photos show.

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