Fire crews rescue 16-stone boar stranded in water
PUBLISHED: 08:59 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:59 07 March 2018
Firefighters were given an unusual assignment last night (Tuesday), tasked with saving a large boar stuck in a rhyne.
The 16-stone beast was trapped in a foot of water in Brean Road, Lympsham.
Rescue teams from Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater were called at 6.23pm, and successfully moved the animal to safety.
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Two fire appliances from Burnham and a specialist rescue team from Bridgwater were all mobilised to reports of a boar in a rhyne at the above location.
“On arrival, crews confirmed a 16-stone boar stuck in a foot of water. Crews formulated a plan to rescue the boar using strops, lines and a pig board.
“Crews were able to rescue the boar and carried out decontamination of kit before leaving the incident.”