Monday, October 30, 2006

Un-ewe-sual rescue

A lifeboat crew were called out to an unusual emergency - to rescue a lost sheep.

A farmer became stuck in mud trying to reach the sheep in the River Clwyd, as it drifted towards the harbour in the seaside resort of Rhyl.

The farmer, who was up to his knees in mud, dialled coastguards who called out Rhyl's RNLI boat crew to rescue him.

The crew then rescued the sheep, which had drifted a quarter of a mile further down river.

Paul Frost, of Rhyl lifeboat, said: "The sheep seems to have fallen in from a bank but the crew was called out to help the farmer, who was stuck in mud.

"He was pulled out with the help of a rope but was concerned for his sheep and so the crew went after it."

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