August 24, 2011
lamb rescued from ditch by Burnham-On-Sea fire crews
crews successfully rescued a stranded lamb trapped in a ditch
in Highbridge on Tuesday evening (August 23rd).
from Burnham and Bridgwater were called to the Isleport Industrial
Estate at 7.41pm after a farmer discovered the animal had become
stuck in a deep water-filled rhyne.
by bracken and undergrowth, crews used hand saws and secateurs
to clear the area before two firefighters in dry suits entered
the rhyne to successfully rescue the animal and return it safely
to the farmer," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
appliances from Burnham attended, along with a specialist rescue
team from Bridgwater, who were assisted by a an officer who specialises
in animal rescues.