Fire service called to help dog and sheep in river

The fire service were tasked to help a sheep and a dog in the water on Christmas Day. Photo: James B

The fire service were tasked to help a sheep and a dog in the water on Christmas Day. Photo: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

In two separate incidents the fire service were called to help a dog and a sheep stuck in rivers.

At 12.33pm today, a call came into the emergency services about a sheep stuck in the water near Runham.

Appliances from Great Yarmouth and Carrow with the animal rescue team from Carrow attended the incident.

The sheep was out before the arrival of the crews.

Then at 12.55pm, an appliance from Gorleston was mobilised to assist the Coastguard with the rescue of a dog in water.

The dog was rescued by the owner before arrival of either service.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: 'If a dog is stuck in the river that leaves the owner's in a precarious situation so that is why a rescue team was prepared. The dog self-rescued before the team was sent.'