England: All’s Wool That Ends Wool. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Save Herd of 26 Sheep From Flooded Field.

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: DWFRS/BNPS All's wool that ends wool. Pictured: Firefighters with the rescued sheep. This is the heartwarming moment 26 sheep were rescued by firefighters using a boat from a flooded field. The livestock found themselves submerged when torrential rain hit the south of England earlier this week. Fire crews from Sturminster Newton and Blandford, assisted by a Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue animal rescue officer, waded towards the sheep at the waterlogged site near the River Stour in North Dorset. The animals were all carefully placed into the vessel and brought to dry land.
BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: CaralineFelthamDart/BNPS All's wool that ends wool. Pictured: The sheep stranded in the flooded field. This is the heartwarming moment 26 sheep were rescued by firefighters using a boat from a flooded field. The livestock found themselves submerged when torrential rain hit the south of England earlier this week. Fire crews from Sturminster Newton and Blandford, assisted by a Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue animal rescue officer, waded towards the sheep at the waterlogged site near the River Stour in North Dorset. The animals were all carefully placed into the vessel and brought to dry land.

Herd of 26 sheep rowed to safety after field floods in downpours

More than two dozen sheep had a narrow escape thanks to firefighters when their meadow flooded in Dorset.

The herd of 26 were strapped into a boat and rowed to shore after torrential rain turned their field in the hamlet of Fiddleford into a lake.

Living up to the ‘rescue’ side of their mission, the Dorset and Wiltshire fire and rescue service crew were called to the waterlogged site near the River Stour.

The service sent its wading team out in a long inflatable boat and they brought the animals to dry land.

They tweeted: ‘All’s wool that ends wool. How many sheep can you fit in a boat?

‘A question the wading team from Sturminster Newton and Blanford fire stations found out this week!

‘With assistance from a Devon and Somerset fire service animal rescue officer, 26 sheep were rescued from a flooded field using a boat.’

A picture shows at least nine sheep safely secured in the boat surrounded by four members of the fire crew looking delighted with the outcome.

The livestock enjoyed a more serene ride to safety than others caught in a past downpour have done.

Farmer Faye Russell sprung into action in February last year with her lamb and sheep caught up in Storm Dennis.

She put a rope around her waist and leapt into her Derbyshire field which had turned into a ‘fierce’ river.

‘Metro’ London

Well done to Devon and Somerset fire service animal rescue;

Regards Mark

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