Firefighters rescue sheep from river

A sheep was rescued from a river near Hemingford Grey.

A sheep was rescued from a river near Hemingford Grey. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called in to rescue a sheep from a river in Hemingford Grey.

Crews from Huntingdon and Papworth and a rescue vehicle were called shortly after 12.30pm to reports of a sheep in water off Mill Lane.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A sheep had been found by a family, who were rowing along the river. The family managed to manoeuvre the boat to contain the animal against the river bank until rescue crews arrived. In-water crews were deployed to rescue the sheep.”

Firefighters crews returned to their stations by 2.30pm.


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