photos: 'Stranded' goat causes Brean
rescue drama for
were the scenes at Brean Down on Sunday evening (April 18th) when
fire crews were called to rescue a goat that was believed to have
become stranded on a cliff edge.
two dog deaths on the steep cliffs during the last month, a walker
called out local animal rescue charity Secret World and the fire
service amid concern that the goat was stuck on a grassy cliff
ledge and could plunge down the cliffs.
World's Laura Gill told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene: "The
young goat had been heard bleating loudly for several hours from
the cliff face and seemed to be in distress, so there was concern
for its welfare."
goat was on the southern side of the Down near Brean Cove.
fire crews from Burnham and Bridgwater were sent to investigate
and a climber was lowered down the cliff on ropes in a bid to
reach the animal.
the goat scrambled up the cliff face unhurt when the climber approached
- ending the incident.
crowd of onlookers watched the unusual 90-minute incident unfold
from the beach below.
fire service climber being lowered down the cliff face
watched the incident unfold from the beach and cliffs
firemen also monitored the incident unfold as the climber was
animal ran away up the cliffs unhurt as the climber approached
World's Laura Gill was relieved the animal was unhurt