May 14, 2011
In photos: Dogs rescued by fire crews in Highbridge river drama
The owners of these two dogs thanked fire crews after their
pets were rescued from the River Brue in Highbridge on Saturday
evening (May 14th).
Two fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea, plus the brigade's Swift
Water Rescue Team from Bridgwater, were sent to Huntspill Road
at 6.18pm, as pictured here.
followed a call for help from Julie Anderson and Nic Lewis, the
concerned owners of two English Bull terriers.
A fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "One dog managed
to climb out of the river and up the embankment, but the second
was unable to do this and crews assisted it to safety."
A thermal imaging camera was used to locate the missing dog on
the southern banks of the river opposite the Clyce.
Julie and Nic, pictured top, told Burnham-On-Sea.com they were
grateful for the help.
"The dogs had run down the bank and gone into the river.
We couldn't see them and were worried for their safety. When we
saw something getting washed downstream in the distance, we were
concerned that they were in real trouble. We are very grateful
for everyone's help," said Julie.