This was the moment a Burnham-On-Sea animal lover waded into a waist-deep ditch to rescue a struggling sheep.

Martin Garrett waded into the ditch just off Burnham’s Ben Travers Way to reach the stricken animal on Monday evening (August 12th), as shown here.

Martin told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “I saw the sheep struggling in the water. Three days ago I had unfortunately seen a ewe in that exact place dead so I knew I had to act fast.”

“I instantly rang my brother so I could get into the ditch while he took hold of my dog.”

“The water was very cold and very deep with a thick layer of slime on the bottom but I powered through.”

“When I reached the ewe she was scared stiff and originally didn’t want to move, but as you can see from the video I eventually got her high enough up so that her life force spurred her on to live.”

“I could never stand by and see something so beautiful die.”

“But would I say I’m a hero? I’m not so sure, but an ordinary man who loves animals.”

The rescue was filmed by his brother Anthony.