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Incident - Large Animal Rescue

Date: 06/03/2018
Time: 18:23
Location: Brean Road, Lympsham
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Two fire appliances from Burnham On Sea, 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. 

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