Firefighters called out to rescue sheep from Asfordby river

Firefighters attended the incident EMN-180919-162059001
Firefighters attended the incident EMN-180919-162059001
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Firefighters rescued sheep which got stuck in a river at Asfordby this afternoon (Wednesday).

Crews from Melton and Birstall, with a technical rescue team from Leicester’s Southern fire station were at the scene, off Riverside Walk.

Firefighters rescue sheep from a river at Asfordby EMN-180926-170406001

Firefighters rescue sheep from a river at Asfordby EMN-180926-170406001

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the emergency call was received at 1.33pm and added: “We had reports of sheep stuck in the river.

“The farmer was in attendance and the sheep have been successfully rescued.”