Time Incident Posted: 10:21 hrs

Incident Date: 14/11/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: Washdyke Lane, Kirby Bellars, Leicester

Incident Number: 16915

Incident Type: Rescue Large Animal from unstable surface P3

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:15 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Two appliances from Melton Station and 2 Technical Rescue vehicles from Southern Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 10:30 hrs

Damage: n/a

Believed Cause: not applicable

Initial Information: Sheep stuck in mud

Updated Incident Information: 09:41 hrs: 1 sheep found stuck in disused canal, Fire Service assessing situation. Awaiting arrival of technical rescue for water rescue equipment, crews at this time are out of the risk area.
10:06 hrs: 2 technical rescue personnel are now committed to risk area in dry suits and are attempting rescue of sheep.
STOP at 10:10 hrs: 1 sheep now rescued by technical rescue personnel in dry suits. Sheep returned back to field with no apparent injuries :-)

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