Time Incident Posted: 15:30

Incident Date: 05/12/2020

Incident Location: Incident Location: Welford Road, Wigston - Opposite Navigation Pub

Incident Number: 17531

Incident Type: Rescue Small Animal From Water P3

Initial Emergency Call Received: 14:17

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Wigston and Technical Rescue Team from Southern Fire Station

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Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call from RSPCA on scene - Swan in lake in distress - caught on fishing line by its neck and body.

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival incident was confirmed as one swan on lake caught in fishing line, Specialist Water Rescue Team from Fire Service Rescued Swan from lake and left incident with RSPCA

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