There were frightening moments for an Arlington woman when her dog fell into a sinkhole.
It happened earlier this week in the Lyon Park neighborhood.
A woman was walking her dog along a path when the ground gave way beneath his paws. She held onto his leash and incredibly was able to pull the 83-pound animal to safety.
She tells FOX 5 the dog is doing okay.
Neighbor Elise Frasier heard the woman's screams. She says the park is used by people walking to the Clarendon Metro station and there is also a play area for local children.
"It could have been somebody's kids, my kids," said Frasier. "This park is used all the time."
The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation says a broken sewer line caused the sinkhole.
Contractors are working to fix it and pump out all of the water.