FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue a runaway sheep that was stuck down a ravine in Ramsbottom.
Crew from Ramsbottom Fire Station and the Water Incident Unit from Eccles were called to Redisher Court shortly after 6pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
A sheep had somehow ended up stuck down a ravine and the RSPCA officer that was on the scene was struggling to get to it.
Ramsbottom Watch Manager Kris Bailey said: “A member of the public had spotted the sheep and contacted the RSPCA – the animal had been there for about three hours.
“It was culvert that’s part of a stream with about a 12 to 15ft drop either side. The RSPCA officer tried to get to the sheep but couldn’t reach it and called us for help.
“We worked with the boat crew from Eccles and managed to get the sheep up the ladder and using the rope rescue equipment we hoisted it out.
“The RSPCA officer then took the sheep into the back of his van and the animal was safe and well.
“We’ve no idea how it got there but it had tags on so the...
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