sheep rescued from ditch by Burnham firefighters
firefighters rescued a stricken sheep which had fallen into a
ditch yesterday evening (Monday, July 28th).
fire engine was called to help free the stranded animal from a
rhyne in fields next to Burnham's Frank Foley Parkway, as pictured
fire service was alerted after several young walkers spotted the
sheep in difficuty at just after 8pm.
resident Rachel Ford told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "My step sons
had been in the fields when they heard the sheep bleating and
told me. I was a little embarassed to call 999, but the fire crew
were very quickly on scene and did a great job. They said we'd
been right to call for them."
fire service said it always attends such incidents to avoid the
risk of people putting themselves in difficulty by trying to reach
crews used ladders and ropes to safely free the stranded sheep