A pet cat named Whisky has been rescued at Jannali after being trapped for 12 hours in a cavity about the width of a soft drink can.
Fire and Rescue NSW was alerted after the adult male cat became wedged between the retaining wall of a home and the exterior wall of an adjoining business in Railway Crescent.
The crew from Engadine Fire Station arrived just after 11.30am on Thursday and were told Whisky had fallen into the very tight gap late on Wednesday night.
"Amazed the cat was able to fit in the cavity, about the width of a soft drink can, the firefighters first tried to gently nudge him towards an exit point, using a ceiling hook," a FRNSW statement said.
"But Whisky was unable to move.
"Measuring the retaining wall, the crew realised it could carefully remove a section of brickwork with tools, including a chisel and cordless hammer drill.
"After just over an hour's work, the Fire and Rescue team caught its first glimpse of Whisky and carefully removed him, unharmed.
"Whisky was reunited with his owner...the FRNSW crew happy it was able to pull off the 'purr-fect' rescue."
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