Published: May 30, 2012
Ewe lucky animal! Burnham-On-Sea fire crews rescue stuck sheep

These were the scenes in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday evening (May 30th) when firefighters were called to rescue a sheep stuck in a water-filled rhyne.

One appliance from Burnham and a water rescue team from Bridgwater was sent to a field next to Ben Travers Way at 6.45pm.

A passing walker had spotted the distressed animal stuck in the water and called the emergency services.

Fire service spokesman Paul Slaven told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The sheep, which was tangled up in brambles, was rescued from the water-filled ditch by crews using dry suits and a ladder."

The fire service says there is a risk that people will put their own lives into danger by attempting to reach animals if they are not rescued.

Crews were called to the sheep after being alerted by a passing walker

The sheep was hauled out of the rhyne by two firemen

Once freed from the rhyne, the animal ran away... rather sheepishly


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