May 21, 2008
photos: Lamb stranded on riverbank is freed by Coastguards
stranded lamb trapped in mud on a riverbank near Burnham-On-Sea
has been helped to safety by kind-hearted Coastguards.
Burnham team were called to West Huntspill on Monday to hunt
for a swimmer in the River Parrett and after the search was
called off, they assisted police in rescuing the distressed animal.
animal was struggling in deep mud on the banks of the river and
the police asked whether we might be able to help," Burnham
Coastguard Officer Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "Special
safety boards were used to reach the animal and one of the team
carried the lamb to safety, much to the relief of the grateful
farmer. The animal would certainly have drowned on the next high
lamb was seen struggling in the mud on the riverbank
animal could not be reached from the water so Burnham Coastguard
Ian Jefferies came to the aid of the animal