Video: Dog rescued alive from rubble of Italian earthquake after NINE days

Romeo after his rescue
Romeo after his rescue

Rescuers in Italy going through the rubble in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit central Italy last week made a remarkable discovery.

Romeo the Golden Retriever was found when rescuers searching a destroyed house for a man's belongings heard some barking.

Italian emergency services posted a video of the remarkable rescue.

It shows Romeo appearing a little dazed at first but as soon as he is back on solid ground he runs around like crazy, clearly delighted to be free of his ordeal.

The quake struck nine days ago near the town of Amitrice and it claimed the lives of more than 300 people.